We were sadly unprepared for Family Home Evening tonight. Before it started James and I were racking our tired brains for ideas.
Me: "Do you have an idea for a lesson?"
Me: "How about a New Year's resolution for our family?"
Him: *crickets chirping*
Him: "How about listening to the Holy Spirit?"
Me: "Sounds great."
Him: "Kids, it's time for Family Home Evening!"
James told them the story of how two Thanksgivings ago, we were saved from hitting a deer or two on the highway because I felt prompted to wait and pray for safety. Great lesson. Professor listened in his usual awe, Lion halfway did and Princess paid no attention. Typical unplanned FHE.
Then somehow the kids got on the subject of what to name the baby. I think Lion asked about it. Then they started coming up with names. Here is a list, not in its entirety. I can't remember all of them, and refuse to post some of them because when kids get silly, random body parts are supposedly allowable names for a sibling. I guess I should accept that, since they've used them on each other before. There were also crazy made-up ones that I forgot as soon as I heard them.
Darth Vader (suggested multiple times by Lion. They watched Star Wars for the first time on New Year's.)
Glacier (Suggested several times by Professor with a very hopeful voice)
James Junior, nicknamed JJ
Jaden (There's a kid in Lion's Primary class whose name is Jaidon)
I wish I could remember more, but I was laughing too hard. My mind is a sieve anyway, and most things fall through even when I'm not pregnant. When I am, well, it's a good thing I don't run a country or anything.
My vote is for the most original one. Princess came up with it. Every kid in the world wishes to have a name so cool. Ready?
Are you sure?
Ok, here it is:
What kid wouldn't love that name? He/she wouldn't have to worry about insults, because he/she'd already have one built in.
And I have to admit, 'Glacier' is kind of cool. Haha. I just made a joke without realizing it. But our kids have more traditional names, so it wouldn't fit in our family. Maybe I can sell it to a celebrity for a couple mil.
See the great experiences you can share when you have a family night?
Ah, the memories.