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Curious Visiting Teachers
My daughter recently took her 3-year-old son along on a visiting teaching appointment. Before they arrived, she told him that the sister they were visiting was going to have a baby. During the visit, the 3-year-old asked the woman where her baby was. She told him it was in her tummy. His eyes got big and with horror, he asked: "You ate your baby?"
Full of Faith
Our boys love swimming. While traveling one summer, we checked in at a hotel that didn’t look like it had a pool. As my husband went to check in, I stayed in the car and prepped the boys for the possibility that we may not be able to swim. Regardless of what I said, the boys were convinced there would be a pool. When my husband returned to the car, he confirmed their wishes—the hotel did, in fact, have a pool. The boys all shouted for joy and my 3-year-old scolded: “I told you they had a pool, Mama. Where’s your faith? There is faith in this car … do you believe in God?”
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
I live far away from my grandchildren so I love to send them packages and talk with them on the phone. Last night as I finished talking with 5-year-old Samantha and she was about to hand the phone over to her brother, I heard her whisper: "Ty, want to talk to Grandma Chicago—you know, the one who spoils us?"
My husband and I are serving a military relations mission in San Diego. We recently had a referral from someone who wanted the DVD entitled "Finding Faith in Christ" so we called the mission home to see if they had any extra copies. We overheard the receptionist ask the other missionaries, "Do we have faith in Christ?" One replied: "We're trying to Sister Littlefield; honest—we're trying!"
Elder and Sister Stewart
San Diego, California
Together Forever—Like it or Not
My daughter was having a bad day and her 4 ½-year-old son Taylor was not helping matters. As he continued to misbehave, she lost it and burst into tears. She said, "Taylor I just can't be your mother anymore because you won't mind me." She went into her room to calm down and a short time later Taylor arrived in her room with a picture he had drawn of the two of them together. Taylor said: "You have to be my mother because we’re together forever!"
While at a restaurant, our 4-year-old once said: “Ooh, that man has two earrings and a ponytail.” After a pause she continued: “Boys are only supposed to have one earring!” I guess it’s time for another FHE lesson on that principle!
South Jordan, Utah
My 6-year-old son loves to look at the maps on our wall. One day he was telling his father that Carson City is the capital of Nevada. My husband explained that the city was named after Kit Carson. Noah excitedly added: "And the capital of California is Sacramento--named after the sacrament!"
The Wise Men
As we prepare for Christmas, we've been quizzing our 2-year-old daughter on the basics of the Christmas story. She'll readily tell you that baby Jesus was born on Christmas Day and that He's special. Then she'll mention that a star appeared in the sky the night He was born, and that His earthly parents were Mary and Joseph. But her favorite part of the story has to do with the wise men and the gifts they brought for the baby Jesus: gold, freshdrinks and burr.
Trish Manwaring is an assistant editor of Meridian Magazine.