Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Dusty feet


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.

9 comments:

Beverly said...

Tyler cracks me up with his serious questions, comments, answers--he is always thinking and they just comes out so innocent and funny. Just goes to show you though that they are listening even when we don't think they are. I am going to go look up Isaiah myself. Love you!

alison said...

So when you feel like just shutting the BOM and saying forget ti just get in bed, you will always remember that they are really listening to ya. That is a great story, he will laugh at that one day!

Emmie Coggins said...

Your family is so adorable. I can't believe you have four sweet kiddos. I'm so excited to get back in touch with you. It has been too long.

Kristy said...

Too cute!

Cook Zoo said...

Okay, I am SO gonna have to look that up!

Julie said...

That's pretty funny. Maybe kids could do better at the Isaiah stuff than us adults. Obviously they are better listeners! :)

BlairsTown said...

Don't you just love how you never know when they're actually listening. I think they hear way more then they let on. What a cute conversation!

Deb said...

So they were listening.

What a cute story. Kids are so funny. I'm always amazed at what they remember or repeat.

Tina said...

He is really a smart one. Better be careful what you say around him!

It is funny to me, that the scripture talks about "licking the dust of their feet," and Tyler says "licking the dust OFF their feet." While neither is appealing, off sounds *so much worse than of....