Editor’s note: We’re short of laughs, and in this crazy world we can always use something to laugh about. Send your laughs today!
One day last spring we had a tornado siren go off a couple of times. It was already clearing when the siren went off, so I wasn’t too worried. But I cracked up when my 7-year-old son, Gavin, came running in and announced, “I’m ready!” I glanced over and he held two pocket knives and his Book of Mormon. He held up a knife and said, “This is so I can hunt and kill meat. This,” he said, holding up the Book of Mormon, “Well, this is for scripture study.”
Flower Mound, Texas
Saying It Like It Is
After a moving, spiritual lesson in Relief Society, a couple of sisters bore beautiful, sincere testimonies. At five minutes before the hour, a silence had fallen, so we all heard very clearly as a senior sister "whispered" to her neighbor: "Everybody wants to go home." It was to the sound of muffled laughter that we listened to the last testimony, sang the closing song and closed the meeting with prayer.
Name and location withheld to protect the guilty.
My husband is a doctor so there's a lot of medical talk around the house. One day our 6-year-old son, Billy, asked us about dying and the resurrection. "Mom, what happens if you have a heart attack and die?” he asked. “Do you get resurrected?" My 4-year-old son, Charlie, had the answer: "If (someone dies), just give them CTR and they'll come back to life!"
Wendy Walker Avila
Overheard in the Junior Primary:
The Lamanites were so lame.
I Belong to the Church
My second-grade son came home from school the day after Labor Day and told me he had a new friend. He said his friend didn’t like going to his own church because there aren’t any classes for kids. I suggested he invite his friend to come to church with us next week. My son said, “I did, Mom, and I even told him we have our own holiday and we don’t have to go to school.” I asked him what he meant and he said: “Mom, you know we go to the church of Labor Day Saints!”
Bay City, Texas
A young mother put her preschooler in front of the television to watch "The First Vision" video while she did some chores. A while later, the little boy came to his mother and asked, "Did you know that Joseph Smith saw Heavenly Father and Jesus?" The mother replied, "Yes. And do you know what they told him?" The little boy said: "They told him he didn't have to go to church anymore!"
West Valley City, Utah