The Educational Fart Lecture

I debated whether or not to include this on my blog or not … BUT it is MY blog and I love being the father of four boys. So I couldn’t pass it up.

Communication with your children is essential, even about the little things in life. Whether it’s face to face or by text messages, I love the fact that I can talk to my boys about anything. Here is a conversation I just had, via “text messaging” with my oldest son, Taylor, who’s a college student in Lubbock. This “texting” conversation took place over about a 30 minute time frame…

Taylor: Today I attended the best lecture I ever attended.

Me: U being serious?

Taylor: Serious. It was a 30 minute lecture in chemistry about farting. My professor has a PhD in chemistry and not once did he say, “passing gas,” only fart!

Me: Dude, that’s incredible. Now that’s EXACTLY why we send you to college!!!!

Taylor: It was the funniest and most intelligent thing I’ve ever heard about farting.

Me: Has to have been great, because no one has ever used the words “intelligent” and “farting” in the same sentence.

Taylor: That’s why it contained SO much awesomeness.

Me: Better mark this day down as a great one.

Taylor: No doubt, September 15, 2010 – “Educational Fart Lecture.”

Me: Yip, red letter dates in the history of your life will include: your birth date, the day you became a Christian, your wedding day, the day you die, and then, September 15, 2010, educational fart lecture.

Taylor: I kind of feel like I have a PhD in farting now. :)

Me: I’m very proud son.

Taylor: TTYL Daddy-o

Me: 10-4 kid

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Glenna Garcia says:

    Only Taylor and only you. You and your boys never cease to amaze me or make me laugh. That’s why I love doing VBS with ya’ll. That was great. Thanks for sharing.

  2. brian says:

    my high school chemistry teacher made some comments about gas, but it wasn’t a full blown lecture, of course, he didn’t have a Ph.D.

  3. James Jones says:

    I tell my twin girls that if they ever act “too grown” for me in public (as they are beginning to do at this age), then I am going to give them something to be embarrassed about. You can guess what that would be.

    Did Taylor get that recorded? I wonder if Abilene’s Summit lectures will ever have a lecture on farting? Hey, it could open a lot of doors (both literally and spiritually). Just as the odor of a fart necessitates opening doors (especially after Mexican Pile-up or Bean burritos), the stench of sin can only be taken out by the grace of God…you just have to open the door of your heart and let Him in.

  4. Kyle Parker says:

    I should NOT have ready this while taking a drink of coffee! I can only hope I have these great conversations with my son some day. Yes, it was a great day for Taylor, but an memorable moment in the life of a father. Miss you guys.

  5. Angie Cox says:

    Don’t even begin to think such conversations are exclusively male. If I told you the truth about raising four girls, you’d never fully recover from the emotional trauma that would destroy your image of my beautiful women! :-)

    • Trey Morgan says:

      “If I told you the truth about raising four girls, you’d never fully recover from the emotional trauma that would destroy your image of my beautiful women! :-)”

      That totally made me laugh.

  6. Barry Wiseman says:

    Yep. LCU’s gone liverbal. (Mistyped that the first time and went back and edited to the original, given the topic of the day. :-D)

  7. Amy Voss says:

    That’s great! And yes, you are allowed to post whatever you want on your blog…it is YOUR blog :)

  8. jasonS says:

    I can’t believe you hesitated to post this! Wonderful. I look forward to many more fart conversations as my boys get older. :)

  9. Anne says:

    I hope your mother and wife do give you grief on this post since if you will look in your dictionary this is still considered a vulgar word. I know the world and even church members have embraced this word, but if I catch my kids using it they will catch from me.

  10. That was laugh out loud funny :} Love it! I’ve never had a lecture about farting before.

  11. Jo Baird says:

    I hope you do hear from Lea on this. This is your “mom”. I try not to be too shocked or judgemental about the language people use this day and time. I read your blog every day. It keeps me updated on you/yours. I love you all. My final thought – it’s a guy thing I guess. I really don’t like crude, rude, socially unacceptable words. Now that Taylor has his education on this topic I just hope he won’t go around telling everybody how smart he is. Just keep it quiet. Love you, Taylor!

  12. Greg England says:

    This sounds like a conversation I would have with my 3-yr-old grandson! He loves to talk about that subject … particularly around his mother, who does not like to hear about it! I, too, wish the lecture were online.

  13. Doug Young says:

    That’s what I call Gastrointestinal Pyrotechnics!

  14. Wendy says:

    On the topic.. sort of.. When Nicky was about 6 she had this friend Daniel who was into making lots of toilet style jokes and excretion seemed to be his favourite topic. Nicky told him he was “bumptious”.

  15. Maggie Beth says:

    Reminds me of some conversations within my family.

    Being the wonderfully, dysfunctionally, fun folks we are, we have been known to use humor to cope during the hard times. There have been many – laugh until you can’t breath – moments in my family that would leave others slack-jawed. But these moments allowed us to ‘survive’ and ‘endure’ the unbearable! And these moments created wonderful memories ~~ just like the one you and your son now have.

    Rather than judging the context or topic of your conversation (WINK! SMILE!)

    I will simply say, “Thank you for sharing your true, human self.” Your fathering skills show brightly in this story – your son felt comfortable enough to even HAVE the conversation with you ~ and you embraced it and took it to another level — what could have been a quick, “How is school?”, “Fine.” is now a prescious memory! Everyone in this story is blessed (and that includes a college professor who has OBVIOUSLY! learned how to make a point stick! ~ or STINK! depending on how you look at it! HEE-HEE!)

  16. Terri Tindall says:

    Trey,

    You and my oldest son would have loved each other.

    Terri

  17. J says:

    Reminds me of when our son was in high school and reported one night at supper that he had gotten a detention for farting in class. He seemed a little proud of the fact! He has grown into a caring, compassionate young men with his BA in spiritual formation ministry. So the two extremes can mix!

  18. I am reading a fascinating book – the Birth Order Connection by Dr. Kevin Leman. He describes many of the traits of each born child. I am the baby and the only girl in our family. In the book I am referred to as a ‘last born’ and am noted to be “accustomed to getting my own way, spoiled and a class clown.”

    Sooo, as only a class clown would say, and as no one else has admitted too; after reading this I will ask, “Did anyone laugh so hard they far—? Yes I’m laughing but I can’t even spell it out. Must be my age.

    Thanks for sharing; you now have an official “Reality Blog”!!

  19. Andy Robbins says:

    Hey Pastor Trey. I’m a pastor in Indiana searching google images for my sermon tommorow. I found your site quite by accident while looking for images. Anyway, I really like your site, and while I already have a church website, I would really like to do a blog, and I like the look of yours. Who designed it? Any help or direction would be appreciated.

    Blessings,
    Andy Robbins

  20. suzi hodges says:

    I had to pick myself up off the floor from laughing so hard so I can reply. Since I am the mother of two boys can you get a copy of the lecture? They would love it. Great post. Laughing is good for the soul.

  21. Trey,

    I am an old friend of your sister, Monalea, and I totally love your blog! You two are certainly cut from the same cloth. Thank you for everything you post from the most thought provoking to the hilarity of boys and farting!

    • Trey Morgan says:

      Davlyn, I SO remember your name from times that Monalea has talked about you. I think it was all good things too. :) Thanks for your kind words. I’m glad you stopped by my blog.

  22. Gary says:

    If an audio recording of the lecture does not exist, I trust Taylor can give us the gist some Sunday or Wednesday night….. IF you will take Lea out of town!

  23. Duane Scott says:

    I love this. I love you guys. This is good blogging.

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