Let’s be realistic. The scriptures can be not very entertaining sometimes and other times they can be down right boring. Especially when you’re a young child. As a parent you’ve really got to amp these stories up to help get your children’s attention. Last night Felicity was far more interested in anything else, to include the carpet hairs. We were at a chapter that discusses Jerusalem being destroyed. In desperation to get Felicity to listen I used some major sound effects, if I had a strobe light, I would have used that too. And if I had 7 or 8 year boys I’m sure they would have loved it. But my 3 year old girl was not impressed. Seporah on the other hand was apparently listening very intently.
I tucked them into bed afterwards, and I proceeded to crawl into mine. I hear Seporah sobbing, “Mommy! Mommy!” Of course I crawl back out to go see what the problem was. She’s shaking in her bed and said, “I close my eyes and see pictures of Jerusalem being destroyed.” …Whoops… Let’s retract that last story. I then retold the story to include a VERY happy ending with rainbows and butterflies. “Is that how it really happen?” “Yes Seporah, exactly like that. Now it’s time for bed.” And then tucked Jessie, Rapunzel, Bunny Rushing, Curious George, and Blankie Bear in with her, gave her a hug and kiss and said good night. Crossing my fingers that that would work. No such luck. About 2 minutes later I open my eyes again to see Seporah standing next to my bed. “I still close my eyes and see pictures of Jerusalem being destroyed.” She ended up sleeping with me last night.