Monday, October 8, 2007
Follow the prophet
This is an extension on my blog about Ruby not wanting to eat what I cook. We have been talking a lot about obedience and following the prophet when we have FHE and family scripture study. But in spite of my best efforts to help her realize that sometimes it's important to be obedient when I ask her to do things, she's not buying it. She has merely figured out that what the prophet says trumps anything mom has to say. So we watched conference over the weekend of course. We required Ruby to come and listen for the opening and closing prayers the congregational hymn and when Pres. Hinckley spoke. We told her it was important to listen when the prophet was speaking to us. She didn't care who was talking, all she knew was that she was bored, which she screamed at us repeatedly, "this is boring" "I don't want to sit up here" "this is boring" etc. etc.......timeout. This is how our conference went yesterday. But with a stroke of genius she realized how she could use this whole prophet conference thing to her advantage. This morning out of the blue she says to me, "Mom, you know what the prophet said, he said that what your children want for dinner-let them have it!" I was gracious enough not to remind her that she didn't listen to the prophet because he is boring.