Meridian reader Jan Hathaway writes: “Our 8-year-old granddaughter told us that in her social studies class they were talking about Washington D.C. The teacher asked if anyone know what D.C. stands for. One child raised his hand and stated, ‘Would that be the Doctrine and Covenants?’” Only in Utah! Come laugh with us.
Taking It All In
After teaching a group of 3 year olds a nursery lesson about being children of God, I started asking questions to see how much they understood. I pointed to one girl and asked, “How about Ruth? Is she a child of God?" The most vocal girl in the class hollered YES immediately. "What about me?” I asked. “I'm a grandpa. Am I a child of God?" Most of the class answered yes that time. Then I pointed to Brother Dimond, who was accompanying his son on his first day in Nursery. "What about Brother Dimond? Is he a child of God?" With an obvious scorn for anyone who would ask such a dumb question, Miss Vocal answered: "He's a grownup!"
The Charity Only Goes So Far
My family was cleaning the chapel one Saturday morning. I explained to my 5-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, that we were helping clean Heavenly Father's house. Elizabeth thought for a moment, and then responded: "Well, if His house in Heaven gets dirty, He'll have to clean that himself!"
My 2-year-old son recently asked about the meaning of the word “billboard.” I explained what a billboard was and thought he got the concept. Then a couple days ago, after a light snow, we were discussing whether or not we should go out and play. He told me that when he got a little bigger, he wanted me to take him “skiing, snowboarding and billboarding.”
West Chester, Ohio
A Good Excuse
Recently the second counselor in our bishopric got up to begin sacrament meeting. Instead of excusing our first counselor, who was missing from the stand, he said: "You'll notice Brother So-and-So is not here today. He's vacationing with his family. We'd like to release him."
Maple Valley, Washington
Dear Old Dad
After taking our oldest son to the MTC, my wife and I took our youngest two on a walk around the BYU campus. I pointed to the Harold B. Lee Library, where I had worked as a student custodian, and said, "I could take you in there and show you the floors I mopped and the 50 toilets I scrubbed at 5:00 every morning!" Sixteen-year-old Josh said: "Too bad you can't show us any books you read!"
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Only in Utah
Our 8-year-old granddaughter told us that in her social studies class they were talking about Washington D.C. The teacher asked if anyone know what D.C. stands for. One child raised his hand and stated, “Would that be the Doctrine and Covenants?”
Trish Manwaring is an assistant editor of Meridian Magazine.