10.23.2007

FHE Mishap

So last night Scott was in charge of Family Home Evening. Lately we've been into scripture story reenactments (aka the only thing that keeps Henry's attention for longer than five minutes) so Scott chose the Bible story of Daniel and the Lions' Den.

Things were going along fine, Henry was getting into the story and actually enjoying playing the part of Daniel.

So we're building, building, BUILDING the excitement as the wicked king (yea, we forgot his name) decides to toss old Daniel into the Lions' den. Henry was up on his bed looking down at us ferocious lions (which consisted of me, Scott, a very intimidating Ruby, a stuffed lion, and a stuffed tiger cub -- very convincing crew).

Apparently our ferocious growls were a bit too realistic though because suddenly Daniel (aka Henry -- wink, wink) was a little hesitant to come down into the den. So Scott and I start encouraging and coaching by saying stuff like, "It's okay. The Lord promised to protect Daniel for choosing the right." "Don't worry Daniel, you were a good boy so Heavenly Father said He wouldn't let you get hurt." "The lions won't hurt you. Just come get in the den."

Yay! Our positive reinforcement worked! Henry comes jumping off his bed, eager to be enveloped by his new furry friends when don't you know, his excitement causes his jumping to become a little unbalanced and WHAM! He smacked his face on the foot board of his bed! And the crying began...

So much for being protected. Hopefully he won't have bad memories associated with the story of "Daniel and the Lions' Den" for the rest of his life. Hopefully he won't think that the Lord (or worse, HIS PARENTS!) lied to him.

As my dad always says, "No good deed goes unpunished." We were trying so hard!

Our little Daniel pulled through after all. He even pet his ferocious lions after all they put him through!

8 comments:

Adrienne said...

Oh man....that story is hilarious! Poor little Hen...that's what you get for doing FHE. You should be like us....just watch one of those LDS Living Scripture movies, like Jacob the Bull. Or better yet, just bag FHE altogether. Yep that's right....we're slackers!!

But good story....seriously, that's one for the books.

Two Ladies and No Baby said...

Holy....I want to be apart of this family or at least be a fly on the wall. That is a riot. I bet you guys were dying. I'm glad Hen (Daniel) came out on top!
What about Ruby there aren't too many stories about girls, I hope she doesn't have to act out too many harlot scenes. This could get a little crazy!
-B

Heidi said...

Wow. That's one wicked FHE. I love the stories about Henry--I don't know him at all, but I feel like I do now. He's ADORABLE!

ali degraff said...

That is too funny. I am impressed with your valiant efforts to hold FHE in the first place.

It must have been a serious reenactment for Henry to be that nervous!

Celia and Scott said...

We try our hardest to be authentic in our reproductions. We have costumes, ethnic and time-appropriate snacks, we bring in natural scenery from the backyard to landscape the room, etc. We don't take this lying down.

Speaking of lying, that was a big fat one.

Heidi said...

It's not very interesting. Ivy couldn't pronounce Courtney when she was a baby, so she became Bucky. And Courtney hates it so much, how could I stop using it? Sister love . . .

Wendy said...

That's a great attempt gone terribly wrong. You guys need to viedo tape your FHE's. You may win $$$ from America's Funniest Home Viedos.

Celia and Scott said...

Or we may have child services called on us ...