Sam *loves* Family Home Evening. It is one of his favorite things in the world. Frequently during the week I will watch him “play” Family Home Evening. He’ll sing a song, say a prayer, pretend to have a lesson, sing and pray again. It’s SO cute. We haven’t always been awesome at actually doing FHE though because we wouldn’t have a lesson quite ready. Fortunately for us our sister-in-law made us a whole bunch of Family Home Evening Lessons for Christmas so now it’s even easier for us to make sure we actually do Family Home Evening each week. (Thanks Susan!)
As everyone knows, the most important part of FHE is the treats afterwards. Since we’re pretty lame our post-FHE treat is pretty much always Oreos. It’s already made, easy, makes everyone happy, and we fairly consistently have some on hand. In fact, I think Sam would be surprised to find out that Oreos are *not* a church mandated part of FHE ;)
Tonight after we finished our FHE Sam was excited for his treat, so I pulled out the Oreos and started eating some with him. Eric had just gotten Daniel back to sleep in his arms so he retreated upstairs with the baby so he could keep him asleep (particularly since Danny’s been sick recently with a little bit of croup :( )
I walked away from Sam momentarily and looked over just as Sam was going up to the counter to reach for another Oreo. I didn’t so much mind that he was getting a second Oreo, just that he was going for it without asking. So I mildly scolded him with a, “Hey, what do you think you’re doing?” To which Sam responded something about Daddy and milk cookies (he calls Oreos “Daddy milk cookies” because they are Eric’s favorite treats and he – of course – always eats them with milk). I decided to count that as a request and handed him an Oreo.
Sam immediately took that cookie, ran upstairs… and gave it to Eric. He was so concerned that his Daddy hadn’t gotten a treat after FHE that he wanted to make sure that Daddy was taken care of. He didn’t even come back and ask for another cookie for himself. I’m constantly amazed at the sweet and caring nature of our little Sam :)