Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

TV Guide

Am I the only one who has this type of conversations with their five-year-old?

"Dad, I put a note for you on the fridge."

"Great. What does this mean? '56C?'"

"It's so you don't forget to record the Imagination Movers concert.
It's on tonight at 5:00/6:00 Central."

We watch too much television.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Oh, The Humanity

In Sunday School today:

"Brothers and sisters, welcome to Sunday School. I am glad to see that you have all survived the calamities of the weekend."

I assumed that the class president was referring to the earthquakes in Japan.

I was wrong.

"BYU lost the tournament. But there is still hope."

Friday, March 04, 2011

The Sutherland boys are spending Friday night at Lowes, testing toilets.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Latter-Day Sutherlands

With Paige always worried that Heavenly Father is trying to steal her stuff, it's a bit tough to get her excited about having Family Home Evening.

This is the conversation I had with her last Monday night after dinner.

PAIGE: Dad, what does canceled mean?

ME: It's when something doesn't happen. Like when your dance class got canceled because your teacher was sick.

PAIGE: So, like, when someone has a cold something might be canceled?

ME: Yeah.

Then here's what happened after we all sat down for family night. And by all, I mean our family, plus all of Paige's Tinkerbell dolls and Curtis' monster trucks.

PAIGE: Wait, wait, wait. I forgot something. We can't start family night yet.

[She comes back with her toy microphone.]

PAIGE: [Into her microphone] I have an announcement. Tinkerbell is sick. [Pause for emphasis] So family night is CANCELED!
What an awful little genius.