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Monday, September 17, 2007

FHE: Helping

Welcome to another exciting installment of the FHE saga! Prepare for a whirlwind adventure starring our beloved family members as they journey into the unknown reaches of the FHE manual! Tonight's escapade begins in the ancient heart of the living room...

Opening Song: Once There Was A Snowman (believe it or not, this was the Man's choice).

Opening Prayer: I called on the Man to pray.

Lesson: It was the Boy's turn to teach the lesson. He came home from church on Sunday with a picture that said Happy Helpers. That was my inspiration. The Boy's job was to sit on the couch next to me and hold up his picture. He did this for about three seconds. Then the oven beeped (treats were done!) and we lost him. The rest of the lesson was basically me and da Boo discussing how we help.

I started with an example. After dinner, da Boo helped me make cookies for the treats after FHE. We talked about how she helped (by pouring in the flour and sugar, getting the eggs), how Daddy helped (by taking the cookies out of the oven and tasting the batter to see if it was good) and how the Boy helped (by licking the batter off the beater so it would be easier to clean later). Then we talked about how each person in our family helps her. After that, I asked her to name how she helps us. She did a pretty good job of that but started getting a little silly (cookie fumes can do that to ya) so we moved on. I talked about how Heavenly Father helps us so we can be happy and do what is right. Also, how sometimes we get help from other people because they feel that Holy Ghost telling them to help. I ended by asking the kids to try to find ways that they can help others this week.

Closing Song: When We're Helping We're Happy (but we seriously bungled the words and tune so we gave up after the first verse).

Closing Prayer: Me.

Treats: Freshly baked cookies! Oatmeal chocolate chip, the Man's favorite. Mmmmm...in fact, they're calling my name right now!


Amber said...

Sounds like a fabulous lesson! We've done one similar- but it's usually followed up with a new job chart.

Amanda said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmm! I couldn't concentrate after you mentioned cookies baking, and licking batter!!!

Heather said...

Just skip ahead to the tra la la la la la la la la la la la la las. That's what I would do.

Kristie said...

Sounds like another successful FHE!!! The cookies do sound yummy!! We had birthday cake for treats at our house. That is what happens when you have like 10 gillion birthdays all in the same month!!!

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