Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bedtime Stories

A few weeks ago Sydney asked for one of her usual bedtime stories--a story that involves mean midgets. Excuse me, little people. Actually, I'm not sure what the politically correct term is anymore, it seems to change over time. Well I'm sick of those stories. Me and Jeff have a hard time making up such random and mindless stories night after night. So we changed our story habits and started telling her and Jordyn stories from the Bible and Book of Mormon. I must admit there have been a few times when I had to brush up on the story because I couldn't remember all the details (let's be honest, I didn't know ANY details). This time at night has been so much better for all of us. I feel better that I'm teaching from the scriptures and that we're all learning. After words I tell them the gospel principle from the story and I tell them an example of how we've lived that principle. As I have recalled the gospel principle to the girls that we've lived by, it has surprised me that we follow the gospel principles on a daily basis and we are doing our best to follow Christ. The other night was very rewarding for me to hear Sydney request the story about Nephi getting the brass plates instead of mean midgets.
PS I know it's a little strange to have a 4 yr old to ask a story for mean midgets instead of princesses, butterflies, and rainbows, but that's our little Skittles and we love her personality.


Anonymous said...

What a great tradition! I can hardly wait to have Sydney tell me one of her favorite scripture stories. Don't you love oral tradition!

Coordination Queen said...

That's a really good idea. And I love that she asks for mean midgets. :)

The Shaws said...

Maybe if she didn't see Jeff tackling a midget one day, she wouldn't think they were mean.