Monday, April 07, 2008

Watching Conference With Children...

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the LDS religon, the leaders of our church speak to us twice yearly at General Conference held in April and October. General Conference is broadcast all over the world in 76 languages. The talks given are always basic doctrinal truths that are applicable to Saints regardless of age, location, and socioeconomic standing. At last October's Conference, Elder Wirthlin gave this talk on charity and the pure love of Christ. After hearing it, I am forever changed. Anyway, we were able to watch at home all four 2-hour sessions. This can be difficult with a 4-year-old boy. I don't expect him to sit through all of the sessions, that is a long time for any small child. He did well playing on the carpet and making "projects."

Here are a few of his projects...

The above picture is Archer drawing of "a very scary snowman." YIKES!





Oddly enough, the only part of General Conference that Archer sat and listened to was Elder M. Russell Ballard's talk on mothers. It just happened to be towards the end of his talk where he appealed to children to remember that they too have responsibilities in the home. He reminded younger children that they should be helping in small ways like picking up their toys and as they get older, to make their bed and put away their clothes. Elder Ballard then told children what their most important duty to their mother is "to give her lots of hugs and kisses and to tell her that you love her." That's exactly what Archer did.

2 comments:

Amanda said...

Mom would make us cut out coupons from the Sunday paper. I always wanted to know if this was the brand of soap she used or if she wanted this brand of bread. Later, I found out that she would just throw them away; it was all a scam.

Robins Nest said...

My daughter also only paid attention to that talk and gave me a hug afterwards. It is so hard to watch conference with little ones. I gave up on Saturday. Good for you for making all 4 sessions.