Friday, February 8, 2008

Oh dear...

So, we have been reading the Book of Mormon as a family since January. The kids were challenged to read it in primary and it's the first time we've been consistent and made it completely through 1 Nephi. Hurray for us! However, if your kids are unfamiliar with the Book of Mormon and all it's glory, some of it is a little overwhelming. And my kids are getting a little worried about eternal damnation, the great and abomidable church, etc.

So on the way home from school, this was my conversation with Sarah.

Sarah: Mom, I'm worried about Liliana.

Mom: Why?

Sarah: Well, she's a Jew.

Mom: (silently) Ohhhhh no. I do NOT like where this is heading...

Sarah: She doesn't believe in Jesus and she doesn't like to go to church.

Mom: Well, sometimes people are confused and we can just nicely tell them what we believe. Then maybe they will change their minds. But even if they don't, we can be friends with them and be nice.

Sarah: What if I tell her about the Second Coming and that if she doesn't believe in Jesus and repent she's going to be in hell? (We read 2 Nephi 9 this morning)

Mom: (silently) I wonder if they suspend 3rd graders for religious intolerance?
Mom: Honey, maybe you shouldn't talk about Jesus at school.


A few people have asked if Allison is still obesessed with cats. The answer is a definite yes. She regularly asks if we can get cats when Sammy dies. This worries me, like Sammy might meet an untimely death if I answer yes.

Today she asked if we can get FIVE cats when Sammy dies. She already has them named: Ruby, Justice, Superman, Sonic and Knuckles.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

What is WRONG with your blog?!

It's February 5th. I just got all the Christmas decorations into the garage yesterday. (Note: I said 'into the garage' not 'put away.' There is a difference!) But it's a small victory. Yea, mom.

So, I got asked that question the other day (about my blog.) I'm sure it was meant well, such as, "did you post seven pages about your Christmas and blogger ate it up?" Not at all intended like, "what's wrong with you, you lazy buffoon?! Why haven't you posted in almost a month?!" Yes, we did have a Christmas, and 4 birthdays, and lots of other things happen in the past month and a half. A recap will be coming soon. But life has been very, VERY busy lately and I'm lucky to take care of everyone's basic needs on a regular basis, let alone document that mayhem that is our lives. And sometimes the kids don't even get baths every night, so trust me, I'm trying.

Just wanted to 'splain myself.