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