Tuesday, March 27, 2012

What is your job?

Last night Alvin gave a great Family Home Evening lesson on prophets and apostles.  We will listen to modern-day prophets speak at General Conference this Saturday & Sunday, and we're trying to prep Miles to watch and appreciate it.  (Well, watch some of the four 2-hour sessions.  How do you keep young children interested in watching Conference talks?  Or at least keep them from distracting you?)
The Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Presidents Eyring, Monson, and Uchtdorf of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Alvin concluded his lesson by saying that a prophet's job is to talk about Jesus.  To illustrate what "job" means, Alvin asked Miles about our jobs.  I got a kick out of the dialogue that ensued!

Alvin: What's my job?
Miles: Mmm . . . work!
Alvin: Yep, that's right.  What's Mom's job?
Miles: < pause > To cook and eat.
Alvin: What's your job?
Miles: Obey and do my Morning Chart.
Laura: < laughing hysterically because he really captured the essence of our jobs >

The famed Morning Chart.  It's a great way to keep Miles (and me!) focused on getting dressed and ready for the day.  He likes to put the clips next to each illustration after completing the task.  Miles even asks to do his Morning Chart throughout the day so he can earn back trains that have been banished to the Naughty Bag.

1 comment:

Angela said...

I am totally stealing these ideas one day. . a morning chart? A naughty bag? These are genius! Don't hesitate to share more!