Tuesday, March 20, 2012

And it came to pass... That Twin #Trouble told a Story

I don't generally use this blog to evangelize, however tonight I have to make an exception.  Every night at around 7pm we have a bedtime routine that we stick pretty close to.  The little guys put on their PJs, then I help them brush their teeth, then I sit on the floor in the twins bedroom and read scriptures with them, to many of us, this would be the Bible, for the last year however, in our home, we have been reading from the Book of Mormon (we are Mormons, just in case you, like many Texans believe, that my name is Brigham because I am from New England, what?). 

For those of you that don't know what the Book of Mormon is, you can read about what it is HERE (official and Free) or HERE (Broadway version for like $600 per seat + Flight to NYC + Hotel + a healthy dishing of South Park snarkiness).  

In short, The Book of Mormon is the history and writings of ancient prophets in the Americas following the time of Lehi, a prophet that was lead out of Jerusalem about 600 BC to the Americas.  2 of Lehi's sons, Nephi and Laman spawn two warring factions known as Nephites and Lamanites.  Basically for about 1000 years, these two groups take turns being the good guys who follow Jesus.

More nighttime routine-  Then we usually throw in some videos, often times this is a YouTube version of "Punk Rock Girl" by The Dead Milkmen, but lately it has been clips from the new animated Green Lantern series (very well done I might add).  Then Wife takes Little Guy to his room to read books, while I read with the twins (right now we are working our way through the letter sounds, we made it to "D" tonight. 

Then we cap off the day with Prayers.  Everybody gets to say their own prayers, followed by family prayer.  Prayers are great, we are working on helping the boys learn that God isn't a Jeanie that grants wishes, if he was, we would have a Tiger in our back yard tonight.

Fast forward to tonight.  After books and letters, I went to throw the twins in their beds when both of them yell that they need to read me some scriptures.  They have done this before, so I figured I would humor them.  So first Twin #1 opens up this little blank notebook (actual notebook pictured below)  and starts yammering about something random, and it didn't make a lot of sense. 

Then Twin #Trouble yanks the little blank notebook away and starts:

"And it came to pass (if you are a Mormon you are probably laughing really hard about that line right now, if you're not laughing, just read the book) that the Lamanites came and started to fight with the Lamanites (probably meant Nephites), then a really big Lamanite came but he got beat up.  Then the Lamanites liked God, and then the other guys were bad and they got beat up.  Amen."

They do listen, so be careful what they hear.  #Awesome.


MentieMom said...

Sounds just like the stories you use to tell

suzyQ said...

I LOVE THOSE KIDS!!! (and their parents, too). Awesome story. Plan to use it in my next Sunday School Lesson.