Tuesday, August 26, 2008

FHE with the Eberts

Family Home Evening with little kids is an exercise in patience. And an education in humor. Last night Vicki added a Special Musical Number to the routine and played the Star Wars theme on the piano. Then Ellie decided she needed to be in charge of the music. So she stood in front of us and waved her arm around while we sang "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and "If You're Happy and You Know It". When those songs were over, we had the following conversation:

Mom: Okay, time for prayer!
Ellie: No! We have to sing the flower song!
M: What's the flower song?
E: The. Flower. Song!!!
M: Okay, you sing it, because we don't know it.
E: (singing) Flower, flower song. Okay, everyone, now we have to sing the shawich (sandwich - I love how she says it) song!

Once we finally finished singing we moved on to the lesson. Chris was talking about prophets, and he asked Lexi if she could name any prophets. Her response?

"Ummmm...Barack Obama?"

Sigh. Maybe we need to stop discussing politics in front of the children.


  1. That is hilarious!!! At least she didn't think he was the Anti-Christ. I'm also jealous that Ellie is at an age where she will listen when you tell her you don't know the words to a song - we're still working on that here.

  2. HAHAHAHAHA. Too stinkin' funny.

    Our FHEs are pretty similar to yours, it sounds like. Just craziness and trying to get one. Single. Point across. My favorite time with the boys, however, was when they chose "Can You Point Your Fingers?" by the Wiggles for our song. And we ALL had to stand up and do the actions. Although Aiden asks every week if we can sing Star Wars.


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