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All Wrapped Up
My little girl has been telling me that some things are too "babyish" or "lame" for her lately. Apparently she is 4 going on 14! Today while I was doing her hair before preschool, I asked her if she wanted to wear a bow. Rissy looked at me and said: "Mom—I don't want to look like a present!"
Spanish Fork, Utah
Living in a Mad House
Mason asked: "Mom, what if you had a thousand kids?" Scottie replied: "Then we'd live in chaos!" Tanna corrected: "No, we'd live in Utah!" My reply? "We'd live in both places!"
In one of the talks given last Sunday, the speaker told about when one of the Primary teachers was discussing reverence with her class. She asked everyone why it was so important to be reverent in Sacrament meeting. One little girl raised her hand and said: “Because so many people are sleeping!”
West Jordan, Utah
From the Peanut Gallery
In Sharing Time we talked about prophets, both ancient and modern. Toward the end of the presentation, the Primary counselor said, “ … and Thomas S. Monson is our prophet
North Ogden, Utah
Six Going on Sixteen
My precocious 6-year-old has started preparing family night lessons on her own. She uses The Friend or the nursery manual as the basis for her instruction. When I asked her how this week’s outline was coming, she said: “Well, I found a lesson in the nursery manual I liked, but it’s not really age-appropriate.”
Seeing Things As They Really Are
Gabriel was sitting at the breakfast table while the family was getting ready to leave the house, when he uttered his observation that everyone but he was busy managing their eyes. His older brother—very nearsighted and dependent on his contact lenses—was “putting in new eyes,” Dad was as always looking to “find his eyes” (reading glasses), while Mom said she just needed to “paint her eyes” before we were ready to go.
Trish Manwaring is an assistant editor of Meridian Magazine.