Sunday, January 18, 2009

Scripture time at our house

"SCRIPTURE POWER!!!! KEEPS ME SAFE FROM SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN!!!!"

Ouro Branco: No bed! PLAY!
Little Prince: Moooo-oooom! I'm not done with my Transformer!
Me: Yes, it's time for scripture power! Yeah! Let's sit down, everybody ....
OB: No bed! PLAY!
LP: It's my turn to sit on your lap, Mommy.
Me: You can both sit in my lap. Yeah! Scripture time!
OB: My turn! My turn!
LP: MY TURN!
OB: No bed! PLAY!
Me: Sit down. We're going to feel the Spirit.

"SCRIPTURE POWER!!! IT'S THE POWER TO WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN!!!!"

Me: So. The disciples were praying and fasting and suddenly - whoosh! - Jesus appeared. Isn't that amazing?!
LP: No, he came in the door.
Me: No, he just appeared. Like magic! It was a miracle.
LP: Mom, he had to use the door.
OB: No bed! PLAY!
Me: No, I promise, he just appeared just like that. Whoosh!
LP: Mom, he can't do that. He used the door.
Me: Moving on .... so Jesus came in the door and blessed them. Stop scratching me, LP.
LP: But I can't SEE!
OB: My turn see! No bed! PLAY!

"SCRIPTURE POWER!!!! EVERY DAY I NEED!!!!"

Me: Then the disciples asked what they should call the church. Do you know what the church is called?
LP: Can I bring the monkey to bed with me?
OB: MY MONKEY! NO BED! PLAY!
Me: You know that's OB's monkey.
OB: MY MONKEY! MY MONKEY!
LP: Well who am I supposed to sleep with then?
Me: You have the kitty-cat. And the church is named after Jesus. We're the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
OB: Jesus?
Me: Yes! Jesus!
OB: Jesus DARK?
Me: No, it wasn't dark.
OB: No dark. No like.
LP: (whispered) It was daaaaaaaaaaaark, OB. Veeeeeeeeeery daaaaaaaaaaaark.
OB: NO DARK!
Me: It wasn't dark. Amen.
LP: I GOT THE MONKEY! HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAAA!
OB: NO BED! PLAY!

"SCRIPTURE POWER!!!! THE POWER THAT I GET EACH TIME I REEEEEEEEEEEAD!!!"

15 comments:

Lara said...

Sounds just about normal to me. :)

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

This is so great!! Can I be among the crowd of people that will surely tell you that this is SO normal? I love it.

Deb said...

This is awesome. I love your blog, this sounds like scripture study at our house...

Real Mom, Real Life said...

TOO FUNNY -- Sounds like our house... Love the song too!

Jen said...

Scripture reading, family prayer, and family home evening are such spiritual times in a mother's life. Desperately clinging to the spirit, mothers usually manage to accomplish these important bonding moments WITHOUT abusing the children.

It's a miracle.

And this was VERY funny.

Becky said...

Excellent! Throw in some talk about swords and bad guy Lamanites and this could be our scripture time as well.

Nana said...

Yeah, that's about as spiritual as it gets w/ little kids in the house. That was way funny by the way. I need to read more of your blog, I was wondering is your child's name O.B. I have an Oby (Obadiah)only he's 24. (he still sleeps w/ a monkey) Anyway I rarely hear that name. Cute blog!

Kim (Davis) Loudon said...

I think I wet myself. Thanks a lot. TOTALLY ACCURATE depiction of all spiritual moments at our house, too.

::Jan:: said...

You have totally got us beat. So normal and great.

Abra said...

sounds just like my house :)
Only my kids are subject to bouts of hysterical laughter

Heather of the EO said...

Hilariousness.

Tamra Watson said...

Guess its time to change the pleasant scripture study movies the church publishes, eh?

We could call your movie: "The TRUTH about LDS Family Scripture Study: Chaos that starts and ends with a prayer" :D

Harmony said...

I LOVE it!

The Watsons said...

Becky, this cracked me up. Thank goodness our church leaders just ask that our scripture study be consistent, not consistently perfect....Sometimes I'm not much better than my nephews! Elder Bednar came to our stake a few months ago and his stories about family scripture study were hilarious. Nice to know we're all in the same boat!

Ruth said...

As a primary teacher, I feel like the majority of my lessons go like this... The seven-turning-eight year olds I taught last year had a little longer attention span. But right now I'm working with a 5 years old with developmental delays. If I can get him to repeat that Jesus or Heavenly Father loves him, that's a pretty good lesson for us!