Tuesday, October 14, 2008

FHE is lost on us...


So you may think that Family Home Evening seems pointless in our house because the boys are so irreverent. You may think it is meaningless because the boys just like to run around and not listen. They also just wander off and start something else. These things are true but don't happen has frequently as you might think. Our real problem is that their personalities are just too crazy for the lesson to apply as last night really showed us. We were learning about the Atonement and our object lesson was about "drinking the bitter cup." John filled two bowls, one with propel and one with vinegar. After reading the scriptures about the Atonement we asked the boys to try the different "cups" to try and understand what the scriptures meant. This is where it started to deteriorate. The boys liked the vinegar! They wanted to keep tasting it. We had just been giving them little sips off a spoon but then Seth grab the whole thing and started drinking the vinegar. Eventually he started choking on it but then the other boys got mad because Seth took all the vinegar and they wanted more. Hmmmm...so they drank up the vinegar and needless to say the bitter cup wasn't so bitter after all. I guess we should have seen this coming based on the fact that straight mustard and lemon juice are two of their favorite things to get out of the fridge and "drink."

5 comments:

Hilary said...

K, that is SO gross. I can't imagine drinking it.
{Sigh}
I hear you though, the lessons always go wrong in the most random of ways.

Corrine said...

maybe you should have just done water :)

the amazing thing is even if they are off and wandering some how they are soaking it up...


and some nights and some sundays i wonder WHAT IS THE POINT??

EGP said...

The Jedi training is clearly working. Only true Jedi's could drink vinegar in a bind, and actually like it. That's what I call being prepared, good work.

Anne said...

That is so funny! My brother likes vinegar too!!! YUCK! My kids would probably do the same since they like lemon juice straigth from the bottle too!! Must be the Prince blood?!?

jet said...

Hahahahaha (to both your post and Eldon's comment)