Monday, February 08, 2010

And You Wonder Why We Never Have Family Home Evening...

Sonshine is having some problems at school with kids making fun of him, so when FH came home he said, "I have the perfect scripture for Family Home Evening tonight!" and had me look up 2 Kings 2:23-24:
23 And he went up from thence unto Beth-el: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.
24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.
OK, I thought, a bit unusual, but Sonshine will find it funny and we'll run with it. So we had this for a scripture, and our lesson included a role play on what to do when somebody insults you. The kids got a little more into the role play than was absolutely necessary and were hard to quiet down for closing prayer. But then FH sat them down to watch this video... (language warning)

... aaaand that was pretty much the end of the Family Home Evening, as well as any semblance of discipline we may have had in the house. The kids went upstairs alternately mauling each other like she-bears and dropping their pants and calling themselves Baby Brent.

If the Bishop ever reads this post, he will now understand why we hardly ever have the stomach for Family Home Evening. All those mental pictures of eager, quiet, fully clothed children with clean faces watching as Mom does a flannel board presentation of a scripture story? Not at our house. Not by a mile.