"We can do no great things, only small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

"Let's destroy this!"

I thought things were too quiet. I was on the computer, the boys in the living room, when I heard an angelic voice say, "Let's destroy this!" Brigham is like one of those poisonous things that are brightly colored to lure in their victims. They look (or sound, in his case) so inviting, you can't imagine the venom underneath. Anyway, I looked over and saw that Brigham and Paul were engrossed in looking at a sticker book. One of their favorite past times is to rip out the stickers Joy has so carefully put in the correct spots. Not really a big deal, but I was impressed with Brigham's choice of vocabulary, I mean, he used it correctly and everything. Most three-year-olds don't vocalize their plans for destruction so accurately. Then, I started wondering where he learned the correct meaning of the word. And, I am here to say, that scripture study works! Usually I just read the text to the kids at night without any explanation (I figure it is their time to be quieting down, not asking questions) but a few nights ago I decided to read more and explain as we went along. So now, every verse or so, I go back and tell them what we just read meant. We are in the war chapters of Alma, so last night Joy asked what "destruction" meant. I explained that it meant that things were destroyed - ruined or broken up. Apparently, Brigham was listening and absorbing! Yeah for scripture study!

2 comments:

Jenna said...

Oh my goodness. That is awesome. I was really expecting a post about one of your kids destroying some fine china or something. This is much, much better.

Chivaun-o-rama said...

Another story to use in your workshop/lesson at RS Conf!! :D