Sunday, November 14, 2010
Red attended a meeting with his dad today for all the 11 year old boys at our church. Our Bishop asked each boy to share something that they had learned from their mothers. Now, I've had almost 12 years with this kid. I've tried to teach him to be obedient, respectful, kind and happy. I've taught him to pray, read his scriptures and to try to be the best he can. Apparently I need a refresher course on how to teach these things because what he actually learned is to be to be silly, sarcastic and to go for the laugh instead of giving a real answer.
His response when asked what he had learned from his mother : "She taught me not to kill people". Which, in the grand scheme of things, is good. Really good. I'd rather my children weren't running around being serial killers.
But, now that we've got the "no murdering" thing down... I think it's time to move on to other things that will eventually turn him into a well-rounded individual. Perhaps we'll start with "there's a time and a place for everything..."