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Last night’s Family Home Evening

Yesterday was election day here in Ontario, and my wife was working as a poll clerk for the day. I was off work, so I was in charge for the evening. I’m not nearly as organized as my wife is, but I still managed to fit in Family Home Evening. I shared a very brief message based on Alma 37: 36:

Yea, and cry unto God for all thy support; yea, let all thy doings be unto the Lord, and whithersoever thou goest let it be in the Lord; yea, let all thy thoughts be directed unto the Lord; yea, let the affections of thy heart be placed upon the Lord forever.

The kids and I discussed for a while what it meant to have our thoughts directed towards the Lord.

Our activity was that line-by-line story thing again that I mentioned last week. Here is this week’s story…

One day [a girl]
picked her nose and it started to bleed
She gathered it all and prepared herself a milkshake
The blender then exploded in her face
She cut her whole face open and went to the hospital
She was very sad because her brother cut it open
But then her brother gave her
a wet willy and grossed her out
The she repeated the action and put her finger in [another girl’s] mouth
He then kissed her for hours
Which was horrible to watch
But then super girl came to save the day. The end

Remember, the ages are 7, 10, 12, 16, and adults, so you can probably guess who wrote which lines 🙂

Family Home Evening activity – Line by line story

For family home evening this week, my 10-year-old son read the story from the September 2014 Friend called Tornado!Tornado! and shared a short message about prayer.

For our activity, we did one of those line-by-line stories. I’m not sure what the official name is, but it is when you write a story a line at a time. One person writes a line, and the next person only sees that line. They write a line that matches that first line, and then the story goes to the next person. That next person only sees the most recent line (not the first one) and adds a line. So every pair of lines should kind of make sense, but by the time you get to the end, it doesn’t really flow at all. We had a good time doing it.

Here is our story:

Today is a great day because…
it was a rainy day splash
and all my clothes got wet
so I ate them
and they tasted like ketchup.
Everyone thought that ketchup tasted disgusting
What was even more disgusting was seeing a person pick up dog poo and throw it at their brother
The brother denied that it was dog poo.
He thought it was disgusting. Ew! Ew! Ew!
Because [10-year-old boy]’s feet smelled so bad!!!
So [16-year-old girl] upchucked
and started crying
Then he was grounded
Unfortunately, the grounding lasted so long, he died in his room. The end

If you haven’t tried this with your family, you should. It is a lot of fun.