Monday, June 29, 2009

Solving Life's Mysteries

I am home from Young Women Camp. It was AWESOME! I came home with a suitcase overflowing with spiritual experiences and self-discovery. More on that later. In another post.

I had a wonderful reunion with the children and husband. I am ready to bet money each of my children grew 2 feet while I was away.

This evening I tucked the children in bed and I shared a few camp stories with them and then told them the story about Lehonti and Amalackiah- which can be found in the Book of Mormon in Alma chapter 47, or just click here. (I love this story, by the way.)

The husband was working on a last minute demand from a client, so I got on the computer and caught up on a few things.

While I was reading some emails, oldest daughter came into my bedroom multiple times, explaining that it was impossible to fall asleep. So, I used the mommy tomfoolery (also known as momfoolery) for which I am so famous. I told her that she didn't have to fall asleep, she just needed to be in her room. And then I mentioned she might possibly perhaps maybe try reading a book to help her "pass the time."

About 10 minutes later, she came downstairs to let me in on a little secret. For the past few weeks, oldest daughter has been trying to solve the mystery of what the Tooth Fairy does with the teeth she collects from little children who lose their chompers.

Lo and behold, right there in Junie B. Jones Toothless Wonder, the answer was given. (Next to the Book of Mormon and the Bible, Junie really does have all the answers, you know.)

Oldest daughter proceeded to relate the following, (paraphrased to the best of my remembrance)

"Mom, I know what the Tooth Fairy does with the teeth she gets from kids. I found it in Junie B. Jones. Junie's brother Ollie was growing a tooth and Junie B. Jones lost a tooth and so Junie says that the Tooth Fairy got Junie's tooth out from under her pillow and put it in Ollie's mouth. Mom, Junie is SOOOO smart! I'm so glad she figured it out!"

Mystery solved!

And then she committed me to read the book. Just like a little missionary.

I'm so glad to be home...


Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

Adorable story! I wished I knew what the Tooth fairy did with all the loose teeth. I would have been able to answer questions from some toothless munchkins. Too late now. They've become cynical teen-agers :-)
Welcome back! Looking forward to your girls' camp update.

uniquelynat said...

very cute. olderst daughter is sooo insightful...with a little help from junie b. glad you're home, and that you had a wonderful time. can't wait to hear about it all!

Summer said...

We Endsley's love Junie B Jones...she has an answer for everything! We just finished Girls Camp last week...RELIEF!

Kellie said...

That's so cute! Glad you had a good time at camp and I can't wait for those posts!

RaDean said...

i found you! can't wait to read about girls camp..don't leave out any of the GOOD stuff

Nathan said...

My wife LOVES Junie B. Jones. They still make her laugh, and she has also committed me to read them.

Just like a missionary.

Loralee and the gang... said...

Cute - you have to read the book now!

Suzi said...

I love reading all your fun have a fun and exciting life!:) Seth LOVES Junie B. Jones. We read it all the time. Funny how all kids love it, boy or girl. Cayla was soooo happy to see you up at camp! Thanks for keeping an eye out for her! She needed it!