Monday, December 17, 2007
As a youth when told I better behave because I'll have a child that turns out just like me, my thought was always, I hope so. I quite like myself. I would consider myself lucky.
When those thoughts ran through my head, I certainly wasn't thinking about the time I pulled the fire alarm during tithing settlement. I don't remember how old I was when I did this, but I know Bishop McKee was the bishop and he always gave us those sugar coated gummy Sunkist candies at tithing settlement. I think it was a week night. I know my parents were embarrassed. I remember just being curious about what it was. Those are the only details I can recall.
Yesterday was tithing settlement for us. It was a long day at church. We were there from 7:30am to 2:00pm because of meetings, tithing settlement and a song rehearsal. Tithing settlement was at the very end of this long block of time. My crazies were hungry, tired and restless, as was I. When it was finally our turn to be next, we decided to wait right outside the bishops office as not to waste even a second of time. That did not prove to be the case you see, because the fire alarm is also right outside the bishop's office. Before we knew what was happening, Parker pulled the fire alarm and sirens were sounding, only making us even later as the Bishop was taking care of things.
Can pulling the fire alarm during tithing settlement possibly be genetic? The difference between when I did this, and Parker doing this is that two other wards were in the building at this point...one in the middle of sacrament meeting. Whoops!
There have been several instances in my life since my dad died that I have felt his presence. Yesterday was one of those times. Only this was a first for me...I could almost hear him laughing.