Sunday, February 21, 2010
Conversation with Son During Primary
My five-year-old has a hard time sitting still during Primary opening exercises, so I sit with him. Today he caught sight of the picture of Jesus's baptism on the wall and turned to me.
"Mom, I want to get baptized."
"Okay, how old do you have to be?"
He thought for a minute. "I want to be as old as (his big brother) was. How old was he?"
"He was eight."
"Okay, I want to be eight." He pointed to the picture on the wall. "I want to be just like Jesus and get baptized."
Of course, my heart got all warm and fuzzy. We don't push the concept of baptism on our children, hoping they will gain that desire on their own, and because of the joy my membership in the Church has brought me, I'm delighted when they decide it for themselves. My moment of spiritual uplift was slightly shattered, however, as my son continued to study the picture, and then uttered in a too-loud-for-Primary voice:
"JESUS was BAPTIZED OUTSIDE????"