Sunday, April 3, 2011

Is This Age Appropriate?

The other night we were doing family scripture reading before bed. We are reading in the Book of Mormon and we've made it all the way to 2 Nephi chapter 9. I was reading a few verses and they were talking about physical and spiritual death. After about five verses, Logan says to the family, "Whoa, that's a lot of death!"

A minute or so later the reading turned to death and hell or, as an 11, 9, and 5 year-old would say, H - E - double hockey sticks. At this point Tom says, "Do you think this is age appropriate?" I'm not sure if he was serious or kidding or maybe a bit of both but Gary and I realized that the scripture study was going downhill fast as this point.

Another verse or so goes by when the word "naked" comes up. At this point Tom is asking if it is rated E for Everyone or A for Adult and we knew our reading had come to an end. At least they were listening to the words if not the meaning!