Family scripture study is a goal we are working on. We rotate between illustrated Bible stories and repeating short verses in The Book of Mormon. The hardest part is remembering to do it. It seems like we're always dashing off to do something in the evening.
The other hardest part is getting Miles to sit still. He climbs all over the couch or races around the living room. Anyone have a couch seat belt or a straight jacket?
A while ago, Alvin tried to tell the story of Samson. I thought Miles would be fascinated by the pictures of a lion and a burly man. But neither the lion nor our cajoling could make our wiggle worm sit still.
Fast forward a week. Clay was crawling down the hall away from Miles and me. Miles said, "If Clay crawls away, I can go get him." He does like to pick up Clay and tote him around. I said, "Yes, because you are so strong. Why are you so strong?" Miles replied, "Because my hair is so long."
I was dumbfounded. Then I laughed out loud for a complete minute. The things your kids hear when you think they're not listening.
Here's another Miles story. One morning he was being rather naughty. I lost my temper. After I took a time out, I apologized to Miles for yelling at him when I was frustrated. I said, imploringly, "Miles, sometimes I don't know what to do when you don't obey."
"Hey, Mom!" he answered. "How about you ask Heavenly Father. He will help you!"