Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Aunt Kim and I were making breakfast the other morning and this is what we overheard at the kitchen table...

Hannah: "I can't believe you don't like bread!"
Alex: "I just don't."
Hannah: "But it's good for you!"
Alex: "So?"
Hannah: "But it makes your body stronger!"
Alex: "So?"
Hannah: "But if you don't like bread, then how are you supposed to take the sacrament?"
Alex: "I don't."
Hannah: "But you HAVE to take the sacrament! That's how we remember Jesus."
Alex: (so nonchalantly) "I don't need to eat bread to remember Jesus."
Hannah: "But taking the sacrament helps us be the best that we can be, just like Jesus. We can become anything we want to be if we take the sacrament!" 
Alex: "So?"
Hannah: (exasperated) "Alex, you are NEVER going to be a builder when you grow up if you don't take the sacrament!"

Alex at a Home Depot workshop last summer.

Don't worry, I force him to take the sacrament and it is a struggle every week, but it is worth it! I wouldn't want anything to get in the way of his eternal progression and potential...whether carpentry or beyond! ;)


Kristin said...

LOL! LOVE her logic. That is hysterical.

Marilyn said...

So cute. Hannah is a spiritual giant! She's quoted often in my "Things I learn from my grandchildren" file. Love you so much, Hannah!

AnnieB said...

I'm not sure where she gets her theories, exactly, but they do make some sense! And they come from a pure place which is very exciting/interesting to see!!

Camille said...

Love your "conversation bits" she is right, he will have a hard time being a builder without taking the sac! :)
That is so funny he doesn't even like a smidgen of bread.

AnnieB said...

Let me clarify--
He does eat french toast, oatmeal, cracklin' oat bran cereal, waffles, etc., just not plain old bread.
It's annoying!

Eagar Fam said...

I think these are my favorite of all of your posts. I love to hear what your kids say. And when you write it down, I really can hear their little voices in my head. So adorable. Love them! Can't wait to see them in a few weeks!

Mandi Crockett said...

so funny! i can't believe he doesn't like bread. what kid doesn't like bread? so funny! very logical thinking. hannah is a genius!!