Me: Murphy, what have you learned about the Savior from the studying the Book of Mormon this year?
Murphy (10): I learned that Jesus came to America and taught the new commandments.
Me: What are the new commandments?
Murphy: 11, 12 and 13
Nolan: There’s a spider over there!
Dad: So step on it.
Nolan: No! I have feet on!
Nolan: (in a very sad voice) Mommy said we have to live in this house forever.
Dad: You don’t like this house? Where do you want to move?
Nolan: I want to go to college… at BYU.
Dad: Mommy & Daddy will live in this house forever, but you can move out and go to BYU.
Nolan: No! I want you to move to BYU with me!
(Watching General Conference)
Rachel: “That was Elder Perry.”
Nolan: “Perry?! The platypus?”
Nolan’s new favorite book is There’s a Wocket in my Pocket. He makes me read it every night. Tonight Gehrig sat with us a we read. After we were done Gehrig innocently said, “Daddy, there’s a WEENS in my JEANS.”
As Gehrig was delivering his birthday invitations, he came back to the car after getting no answer at that door. I asked, “Did you ring the doorbell?”
He smiled and said, “Because I’m stupid.” He then got back out of the car to ring the doorbell.
Nolan was in the back seat listening. As soon as Gehrig got out of the car he said, “What a jerk!”
I think my kids are watching too much TV.
While watching Tangled, after the damn broke, Gehrig said, “Those are actually real. They are dangerous. They are called salami.”
We then explained the difference between salami and tsunamis.
Our friends have a four year old in Nolan’s class. Last week when he got home his parents asked if he had fun in Primary. He said, “Yeah. And guess what?! Nolan is learning how to talk!”