Monday, October 6, 2008

{Monday - FHE}

One of the things I love most about General Conference is the push it often gives you to try a little harder. So with that said we committed to making sure we have Family Home Evening consistently each week. With all the kids baseball games and activities it is so easy to get too busy to take that precious time for your family. So with tonight being Monday night we had Family Home Evening . It is such a blessing when everyone is home and we can gather round the table for dinner and an evening of each others company. Coleton had an incident this weekend when he was at a friends birthday party and the boys were making choices Coleton was not comfortable with and he knew their choices were not okay with what we choose in our home. He called me to come and pick him up and immediately told me "they were making some really bad choices" watching movies and playing inappropriate games on the computer. He said he did not feel comfortable going over there again. We praised Coleton for his courageous behavior and decided the perfect family night lesson would be on "Being an example of Righteousness" and praised our kids for taking the higher road. If you were in Laurie Stamas class at Creative Escape we now have talked to our kids about "being the cheese". because you know in the nursery rhyme Farmer In The Dell - what does the cheese do ? "The Cheese Stands Alone". Sometimes we are faced with situations where no matter how hard it is, and no matter what friends we may offend, we need to be the CHEESE and stand alone. My last words to my kids whenever they leave the house or I drop them off somewhere are always "Make good choices" and they always reply "yes mom". Well guess what ? As annoying as I am sometimes, when my kids are faced with those situations I want them to hear that nagging mom voice in the back of their head saying "make good choices" and we are so proud of Coleton for doing so. One of my favorite primary songs is "Dare to do Right"

1. Dare to do right! Dare to be true!
You have a work that no other can do;
Do it so bravely, so kindly, so well,
Angels will hasten the story to tell.

Dare, dare, dare to do right;
Dare, dare, dare to be true,
Dare to be true, dare to be true.

2. Dare to do right! Dare to be true!
Other men’s failures can never save you.
Stand by your conscience, your honor, your faith;
Stand like a hero and battle till death.

For desert we had one of our traditional family home evening favorites - sipping milk through chocolate covered cookies. You bite a hole on each end and see how much milk you can sip with one cookie. An all time family favorite and everyone joins in the fun - even dad even though he looks like he is cheating he insists he was sipping through the cookie.


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