classic middle school boys moment

last night, at my 6th grade guys small group, we were getting ready to talk about how jesus is a man we should want to emulate (we’re doing a series called “living as a young man of god“). leading up to that, we first talked about favorite superheroes, and what their strengths and weaknesses were. then i had each guy think of a man they really respect, and would like to be like (at least in some ways). we went around, and each guy talked about the man they respect, a few of that man’s strengths, and at least one of his weaknesses.

but here’s the classic middle school guys part of the story. i have four guys in my small group; and here are the four men they listed, in order:

– “my dad”

– “my cousin’s boyfriend”

– “my grandpa”

– “eddie van halen”

yes, that’s right. eddie van halen.

gotta love it.

9 thoughts on “classic middle school boys moment”

  1. Classic junior high. I love it. My son’s 12 now, so I’m coming into this, too, on a different level than I’ve been before.

  2. Does anyone notice that that picture of Eddie actually looks eerily similar to Valerie Bertinelli? They were married around that time too. Creepy.

  3. Awesome. That’s the only word I can think to describe this moment. My little brother would have been the one to say “Eddie Van Halen” when he was in sixth grade, he was so that junior higher. Gotta love ’em.

  4. That’s frickin hilarious! And the picture of the Halen himself, probably as old now as they’re parents! Amazing.

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