Tonight I was getting the kids ready for bed and as part of the routine, they get baths, lotion, pjs, teeth brushed, scriptures, family prayers, then a few primary songs before hopping in bed. Daniel is working late, so I am wrestling and threatening the three oldest as none of them wanted to cooperate. anyway we start the scriptures and we are in 2 Nephi where its getting into the Isaiah stuff. Now I love the BOM, but really, Isaiah always has been a bunch of weird mumbo-jumbo for the most part for me. Even having fabulous religion and institute teachers back in the day it just never made much sense to me. So all 4 kids are being their crazy selves-whacking each other, running around, not listening at all, so I just rushed through it so I could get them to bed. As I am tucking Tyler in, he says "mom, why do kings lick each others dirty feet?" I had no idea what he was talking about so I said "what?" He says to me, "you said kings lick dust off their feet, or something like that." I vaguely recall a verse saying something about dust and maybe feet, but somehow I missed the licking part. So we went and looked up the scripture and sure enough its says something about kings and queens licking dust off of feet. I told him I didnt really know what it meant, then he responds, "well thats just gwoss. I wouldnt want to lick a kings foot even if it was clean." I have to agree with my kid. I wouldnt want to lick a clean or dirty foot either. I am sure it has a much deeper significant and not so gross interpretation, but from the sound of that scripture- its just messed up.