Monday, December 17, 2007

Genetics


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.

11 comments:

Lisha said...

It must be Genetic! Parker sounds like he's a real character.
You know, you should write a book. You always have the best stories to share.

Betheny & Jacob said...

I don't doubt that he was Katie...I think that this life is more important and memorable than we think it is. When we cross over to the other side, I'm sure that those little family memories will be the only things that we take with us. I think that our families are so much more connected and attached to us than we think they are. No wonder you always feel him with you. I'm sure that when he's not busy working, he stops and watches over his little Katie and sees what an amazing job she is doing raising his grandsons...

Autumn said...

Wow. What a crazy story! What are the chances that a mom and son both do the same thing during a once a year event?!?!?!?! Amazing! Maybe your Dad GAVE Parker the idea just for paybacks!

DKALC2007 said...

That is hilarious! For that to happen twice in one family- what are the odds? My Leah is too much like I was and that is what scares me!!

utmomof5 said...

LOL!!!! I am laughing sooo hard, my brother did that when we were kids and his son has now done it too!! It must be genetic or all that hoping by praents that "one day you will have one just like you!!"

It is nice to "meet" you. I found you thriugh Valerie's blog. I am a little scared now because out tithing settlement. Wish me luck!!

Christina

utmomof5 said...

My grammer and spelling at the end of my last comment is really bad!! I was yelling at my kids to stop shoving wach other off the couch and didn't proof read what I had written. I meant to say "I am scared because we have tithing settlement tomorrow night!!"

Christina

Traci Elizabeth said...

That is GREAT!!...Thats what you get for going to tithing settlement.

jeanine said...

Too funny! Parker's antics always make me laugh!

Pedersens said...

LOL Katie, this was a fun post to read. Parker sounds like such a fun kid!

Jessica said...

I love it. Like mother like son, huh. You had to throw in that last part though to make me cry.

STUFFellaneous said...

Ha ha ha!