Tuesday, January 5, 2010

You Know Your Kids Were Listening When...

As a family we have been reading the scriptures in the mornings before school for a couple of years now. Some mornings I feel I am talking to myself as I read and they get ready or eat breakfast. But then once in a while I get evidence that maybe something is sinking in.

Me at about 6:30 p.m. tonight: "Man I am SO tired. Geez! I am tired."

Lauren (age 4): "Me too! I can verily verily rock (on the rocking chair)."

Then yesterday in the car on the way home from school:

Ann Marie holding up a sight word certificate: "Look Mom! I passed off all the sight words."

Me: "Great job Annie. I bet that was pretty easy huh? Didn't you know all of them the first time they tested you?"

Annie: "Well yeah. Except I had to do list 7 over and over because I kept saying 'unto' instead of 'into.'"

For the record: "Verily, verily I say unto you" is in the LDS standard works (Bible, Book or Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price) 398 times.