shhh, don’t tell Gabe

that a lot of people think scripture reading is a challenge.

Because he relishes it as a privilege.


Every night he pleads, “Dad, will you read with me?”

Erik feigns reluctance– “Have you done your chores today? Is your homework finished?”


“I don’t know, it’s getting pretty late.”

They cuddle in and read a chapter (or two, if Gabe has been exceptionally good).

And I’m pretty sure that to him, the words aren’t antiquated or repetitive. He sees the Book of Mormon as one grand adventure story

Like this:

I’m trying to keep up the reverse psychology on Mary, “Can I go listen to Gabriel read, mom?”

“Hmm, have you brushed your teeth? Is your schoolwork done? Do you promise to go back to bed?”

p.s. Kit and Kevin– the video reminds me of Darren.

May 24, 2010



  1. Sue

    May 26, 2010

    This is great strategy. I think you need to go speak at Women’s Conference on your methods.


  2. Lizzy

    May 26, 2010

    Same thing with John. Little boys are weird. Weird, but awesome.

  3. Bonnie

    May 26, 2010

    That was an awesome video! I loved it! It’s so true…

    I like that strategy too. I’m definitely trying that someday. 🙂

  4. Selwyn

    May 26, 2010

    I get my boyos in with stuff like this : : or scripture treasure hunts for FHE.

    Your secret is safe with me 😉

  5. Sue

    May 27, 2010

    Hey, Michelle. What’s going on over at Segullah? I can’t access it.


  6. Christie

    May 27, 2010

    It really would be the great action movie of all time. And the most violent, which would make it rated R, which would mean that only half of the church would get to see it. 🙂

    What an awesome kid you’ve got there, mama.

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