Sunday, May 31, 2009

Wow! Airplane!

Rachel's at the stage where she likes to examine her poopies after going potty to see what shape they're in. Usually she declares that they look like bananas.

"Nana poopoo!" she'll say.

The other day, though, she pooped a mighty poop. When she looked in the potty she didn't see a mere banana. What she saw was much, much bigger than a banana. She thought for a moment before speaking, probably trying to think of the word for the biggest thing she knew.

"Wow! Airplane!" she said in amazement.

At least she's doing her airplane-sized poopies in the toilet...

Some things are just bigger than expected.

Like last night when we were reading in the Doctrine and Covenants. Section 50 took us a few nights to read. We found it too long for a two-year-old to sit through in one evening, so we broke it up into a few sections, which is really easy to do in the D&C. Since everything is already nicely divided in the chapter summary we don't have to go through all the work to find a good, memorable stopping place.

We opened the scriptures and looked for where we had left off on page 93 in the most recent edition (1981, printed 2006) of the triple combination. Verse 44 goes like this,

"Wherefore, I am in your midst, and I am the good shepherd, and the stone of Israel. He that buildeth upon this rock shall never fall."

That's the last verse on page 93 and it was where we had ended reading the night before. We thought we had finished the section.

"Well, we finished this section last night," said Andrew and, turning the page, he began reading section 51.

I looked over, though, and noticed there was some writing above the section heading. 3 little lines of text...of the previous chapter. We had missed reading 28 words of section 50. If only we had turned the page when we were "finished" reading instead of just putting the bookmark in.

Some things are just bigger than you expect, I guess.


  1. I read your post to Darryl and we both got a laugh from Rachel's homemade "airplane." I love it! This is such a fun stage!

  2. Wow. It's really quite interesting how you tie Rachel's poop with your D&C reading. I would not think of putting the two together.