"How darling!" I thought, as mothers are wont to do. I dried my hands and gave him a long squeezy hug and 3 kisses and then went back to washing dishes, while he went back to his sermon. I reflected: He sees his daddy up on the stand at church every Sunday. Nearly every Sunday he gives a talk or teaches a lesson. This is imitative behavior! He's preparing to be like daddy. How sweet!
But his tone of voice was different than Greg's. He was sounding a bit more authoritative, putting a stronger emphasis on the key word of each "sentence." And it was getting worse. He was as close to shouting as you can get while still only talking. Soon his voice almost had an angry tone to it. We were on to the hellfire and damnation portion of his address. I looked down and saw that his face, buried in the book, was red and at some points his whole little body was shaking with the intensity of his delivery of the message.
I stopped thinking about how adorable he was and started wondering where in the world he learned about this type of preaching. Really! Sheesh!
If he's going to grow up to be a prophet, as Ewelina has been telling me she feels that he will, he'll have to learn a different way of sermonizing. I think in our church we call it giving a "talk" for a reason.
Also, today while I was starting a load of laundry, Aaron was in my room "folding" the socks. When I went in to check on him and saw that he had made a discovery:
David's underwear fit perfectly!
This is a cell phone shot, obviously, but at least you can still make out my unmade, laundry covered bed in the background!
I've mentioned that I don't have much access to books of different genres. This is part of the reason Annette the Angelic sent me her book to read. She thought that maybe there aren't as many Deseret Book Stores in Poland as there are in Utah. (Also, on my review I forgot to mention that the book is LDS historical fiction, the fourth in her temple series, and that Ewelina is reading and loving it, too!)
Also, Heather the Heavenly was SO NICE that she rigged her giveaway so that I won the book Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult that she had signed,! Obviously Heather wants to give me a chance to read a wider range of books, too. Or possibly I happened to be chosen randomly. Either way.