Thursday, February 25, 2010

H-E Double Hockey Sticks

Teaching a child about free agency can be very difficult; especially with the c-r-a-z-y world we live in. Free agency seems to be a theme throughout church this year. I keep hearing about it in Sunday School and then on Sunday in Relief Society there it was again. Is someone trying to tell me something?

About a year ago Cameron started noticing people smoking and was never hesitant to tell someone that would kill them. I had to tell him over and over again that people have a choice. Then came swearing....Cameron was watching a children's movie and they used the phrase, "what the ______" and he started saying that. Then school started and he's come home with a very colorful vocabulary...words that would make your hair stand up. So, there it is again a parent teaching opportunity. It's been pretty impressive to see the changes in our home and Cameron has a good understanding about free agency.

Well.......................church on Sunday we're singing a hymn and Cameron is following along. The word Hell was used in the hymn and I hear Cameron gasp and look at me with confusion, "did you hear them say the H word?" Try and explain to a 1st grader the difference between swearing and describing a place. He didn't get it and all I could do was laugh!!!! I can hear it now, "but mom they say it in Church!!!!!"

3 comments:

Analisa-creator of hairblingzcutethings said...

haha, that is true..if they say it in church it can't be bad right! miss you

outnumberedthreetoone said...

So funny!!!!! :)

Jennifer said...

Every time I read about you and Cameron's conversations I laugh super hard and then I get all emotional like I'm gonna cry. You two are awesome you have no idea the impact your awesome mothering example has on people (like me) who barely ever even see you.