Monday, March 8, 2010

The Parable of the Potty

For Family Home Evening, Dub took us on a field trip.
To the bathroom,
for a visual explanation of how the innards of the toilet work.
On nights like these, it's extra fun to have company.
My brother from NC, his wife and their three darling boys are up for the week.
Lucky them!  Family Home Evening AND a lesson on toilets.
We learned about the flapper, and what happens when it doesn't work properly.
Then we talked about ways to fix flapper problems,
followed by a retreat to the backyard for our first campfire of the year, where "Fixing your Flapper" was likened to the principle of repentance, and how to fix things that are "broken" in our lives.
The perfect ending to a campfire FHE is, of course, a round of S'MORES.


Janssen said...

Wow, a campfire in your backyard? Count me in for next Monday!

Becky said...

Toilets...I'm LAUGHING. Wishing we were there. The last picture cracks me.

Sherry said...

I want to come join your family. Like, permanently.

Marilyn said...

I don't think we have ever had a FHE on that! But, it is probably good information to have.

shirlgirl said...

Great lesson and wonderful pictures. Reminds me of a story I was told years ago when I started dating Uncle David. Becky had sent him a note (I think she was around 6)and asked Uncle David to come and visit because the toilet was broken and they needed him to fix it. I think we might still have that note somewhere but not sure. It was sent to Uncle David, Walpole, MA. It's a wonder he ever received it. Must be that the postman knew Uncle David, don't you think?
Looks like everyone had fun around the campfire.

LL said...

S'MORES! It's that time of year again...YUM!
The toilet? reminds me of the FHE when my dad made us all change a car tire. Good things to know :)

Jo Jo said...

I'm laughing that Becky sent a note asking Uncle David to fix the toilet! Good times around the tank. Always get their attention is the first instruction from the teaching manual!