"Women of God can never be like women of the world. The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind... We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith." -- Margaret D. Nadauld

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Guilted By a 7 Year Old

Last week was Stake Conference. It was one of those that is broadcast from SLC.

I'll be honest. I didn't want to go. The last broadcast meeting was HORRIBLE!! The Stake Center was packed and we were sitting far back in the cultural hall/gym. The noise level from all the children was OFF THE SCALE. Kids were running back and forth from one end to the other, talking loudly, playing dollies with kids from another family.

I got nothing from the meeting.

When we heard that this was another broadcast meeting I immediately started thinking of other things we could do.
  • Let's go on a trip and visit Red.
  • Let's just stay home and watch a couple sessions of General Conference that are saved on the DVR.
  • Let's go to National Park.

The final idea was the idea that we settled on. We ran the idea past the children. Buttercup, who hates nature and trees and wildlife and anything that's not in the mall grumbled and hated the idea.

Inigo, who is our moral conscience, said, "Well, we wouldn't be keeping the Sabbath Day holy if we go!"

Mom started feeling a little uncomfortable at that point.

He continued with, "DO YOU WANT TO BE DESTROYED?!?!"

We went to Stake Conference.

(And we're really glad we did because President Monson was there and spoke to us!!)

(Plus, we were able to get a set close to the overflow area which cut back on the noise levels. It was a GREAT meeting!)


Yvonne said...

Out of the mouth of babes, eh ; )

Way to go, Indigo. (Glad you weren't DESTROYED)

Roger and Barbara said...

The best part of the day for us was that after Conference they brought dinner and a visit to the cabin in the mountains. Gooooood chicken, Valerie!