Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Priesthood or the force?

Well, our boys continually give us some great comments in Family Home Evening. Take last night for example, we were discussing Nephi and how he was always obedient, quick to do what he was asked and he did it cheerfully. Laman and Lemuel on the other hand, murmured, whined and pretty much were pain in the butts, I am sure you can guess what has been going on in our house! Well, the boys wanted to only talk about when Nephi commanded his brothers not to touch them or they would die and then just "shocked" them.

They found this story amazing and wanted to hear more. Then Tate (4) asked, "Dad, do you have the priesthood?" and Ryan answered yes, to which Tate questioned, "Do you think you could shock some people like Nephi did, that would be awesome."

Then the conversation turned and we never got it back on track as the boys talked about who they would like to shock, whether or not they should be shocked, just so they could experience it adn so forth. WOW, nothing gets by those little guys. They think that they have the force at the grocery stores because they can wave their hands in front of the doors and they open. Should I bother telling them yet? They love "having the force" and I don't want to take that away just yet. In fact, their Jedi master often comes in handy when I remind them that when they argue they are choosing the dark side, etc. I guess I will have to decide what urban legend we can really keep around the house.

On another note, Connor lost his first tooth last night. He was very nervous about Mom pulling it out, but he finally consented and came teary eyed with the needle nose pliers. It was out with one little tug and he didn't feel a thing, so he jumped up and down screaming for joy. We found out later it was because the tooth fairy is this incredibly awesome lady who brings any toy you want (lego Star Wars in this case) and $5 per tooth. WHAT? Who the crap started this tradition? Someone with only one child who only has three teeth is my guess. No one can keep up with that! I loathe individuals who do this. What are they thinking? What happened to, oh look a quarter how nice! I suddenly feel very old fashioned and I won't apologize for it!

Anyway, just had to get that off my chest! While I am at, I also hate the PTA, another thing I won't apologize for. Not PTA members, just the whole PTA idea. On that note, hope you are all well.


Karli said...

I have an entire list I am going to bring to Mike of people I want him to shock. I had not idea we had this awesome power at our fingertips. I think I'll have him start with the tards that don't turn on their signals when they turn. Ooooh, I just thought of some more. Gotta go write them down!

Karli said...

Oh yeah, and Conner, you are so brave! Good work, and if you dare tell my boys they get Star Wars toys and $5 bucks when they lose a tooth I'll have to hurt you :) They'll be pulling out their own teeth!

alovera said...

my land, what gorgeous eyes he has. well, that sounded like i was the big bad wolf, didn't it? both you and gina's kids have beautiful eyes though. good job!

Danielle said...

Kara, you are so funny. You are a great Mom and I can tell you love your boys.
Ginny is really into Nephi, now. I always point our that Nephi was obedient and did just what his parents asked. I love good role models!

Matt said...

This is awesome. I don't know why I've been wasting my time trying to master the Jedi mind tricks!

The Nielson Family said...

your boys are so cute!! I love that they think they have the force (I'm sure Bridger will think the same thing, but for now he says "sesame street" to get the doors to open... Don't ya love the funny things that happen during FHE?? :)