"I Didn’t (want to) Know That" #3

Top 10 list of rules and counsel that we didn’t know, or like to pretend we didn’t know.

Monday Nights are OFF-LIMITS
Sometimes you have to apply personal interpretation to things like this. 
Here is mine:
“Monday nights are off-imits, unless there is a good game on, or my kids have sports/dance/music lessons – then what I think the brethren mean is that we should read a few scriptures together on Sunday before naptime because that brings us so much closer together, and still lets us get our stuff done. And they obviously don’t understand how much stuff we have to do.”

Here comes a quadruple whammy:

1)  Elder L. Tom Perry:  “We are to teach our children in a well-organized, regular family home evening. No other activities should involve our family members on Monday night. This designated time is to be with our families.”
2) Elder Russell M. Nelson talking to Dads: “Ours is the responsibility to ensure that we have family prayer, scripture study, and family home evening.”
3) President Hinckley said “Keep Monday night sacred for family home evening.”
4) Elder Larry Lawrence made it personal last fall:  “It takes courage to turn down other invitations on Monday night so that you can reserve that evening for your family.”

So, a composite interpretation would be something like this:  “Be courageous enough to keep Monday night sacred and do not participate in
ANY other activities on that night. Dad it is your job to see that it happens.”

Isn’t that kinda like what I already said?


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  1. Love this!! For a very long time we had the attitude of the first interpretation (before we had kids). Now we really try hard (and succeed 99% of the time) at the 2nd interpretation. Seriously? It’s brought enormous blessings.

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