27 November 2012

Sometimes Monday evening looks like this

Family Home Evening with Rob & Georgia

Peasant picnic on the living room floor
• Red lentil dhal soused with tender corn and fresh cilantro
• Whole wheat pitas w/spreads
• Crunchy Fuji apples
• All-u-can-drink tap water
• After this we were too full for the ginger-pumpkin pie, phoo.

Opening hymn: #96, "Dearest Children, God Is Near You"
• Piano accompaniment was sight-read and played badly by Georgia.
• Verse 1 was sung nearly twice through by Rob before he skipped on to verse 3.

Opening prayer

• "As he thinketh in his heart, so is he." (Proverbs 23:7)
• "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." (2 Timothy 1:7)
• Thinking = being. How can we change negative, unhealthy patterns of thinking and become more discerning? 

• Explore the scriptures for a few ideas on the subject of discernment, thinking well, good judgement, perception, etc. and share reflections. (Our quick picks: Romans 8:26-283 Nephi 22:11, 122 Nephi 21:1-3Ether 4:12Doctrine & Covenants 88:67, 68.)

• Choose a shared concern and brainstorm ways and times when this concern can actually be a good thing. (Our pick: money worries. We came up with almost a full page of positives available through this challenge, and could have named more.)

• Explain a new game: "Good, Bad, Interesting." To demonstrate how it works, watch Demetri Martin comedy videos on Attention and Control.
• Go for a late walk while playing "Good, Bad, Interesting." (Our plan was aborted, due to Crazy Monday Exhaustion.)

• One-handed piano accompaniment played admirably by Georgia.
• Both verses were sung without mishap by Rob.

Closing prayer


"Good, Bad, Interesting"

1. A player introduces a topic.
2. Another player repeats that topic and presents three scenarios which fulfill the topic—one good, one bad, and one interesting.
3. That player then introduces a new topic for the next player to fulfill. 
4. Please keep it family-friendly, folks.
5. Repeat 1-4.

Want to play?

Here's a topic to start: CLIMBING THROUGH A WINDOW.


Holly Decker said...

here is Jeff's answer...

good: to save a child from a burning home
bad: sneaking out a woman's bedroom before her husband comes home.
interesting: infiltrating a top secret military operation to steal secret plans to the death star.

your turn: strapping a parachute on your back while in an airplane

ps. loved this post and i envy your family nights. xo

Melody said...

Good: The sun is shining out there! Let's go now! (The door is ten steps away, the window only two steps away.)

Bad: Flexibility for climbing: no bueno.

Interesting: She's wearing a dress. She maintains modesty in her escape to the great outdoors. He (her husband, of course) is disappointed with this.