Austin has been gone this weekend, traveling several hours by car and plane just to see the BYU-Oklahoma football game yesterday so needless to say, it has been a delightful Sunday morning. Lucklily there hasn't been any screaming from Mom, mostly because I am just so appalled at the children's behavior that I am speechless.
The priesthood came to our door to collect fast offerings and they were greeted with loud screams and jumping off of couches and a delightful two-year-old girl wearing nothing but white sandals. She doesn't want to get potty-trained, but doesn't want her diaper either. That's great.
Another issue is that Will is giving a talk in primary today. Usually Austin takes care of the preparation for the talks. He has a special way to illustrate the talk notes that make it easy for a budding reader like Will to give the talk independently. Unfortunately, it will just be a talk that I whisper in his ear today because Will can't calm down enough to sit and work on the talk. Of course, if I would have remembered to prepare him earlier than today at 10 am that would help.
So I just invited him into the office for some quiet time to work on his talk. I asked him if he remembered the scripture that talks about the prophet's words being the same as Heavenly Father's. "No Mama, I don't like Jesus," Will responded very saucily. Knowing that this was a very blasphemous thing to say, he quickly bowed his head and asked Heavenly Father to forgive him.
Then he put his arm around my neck and said, "Don't worry Mom, I'm back in Jesus World!"
It's clear that I am providing a fantastic example to my children of how to be reverent, humble and draw closer to the Lord.