It was a Monday night which also means it was Family Night which also meant I was scrambling to put something together that I should have put more thought into.
The boys are play fighting - either with Star Wars guns or light sabers or pirate swords. (or a combination of 2 - one in each hand.) They were so wound up that the thought of trying to corral them for even 5 minutes sounded ridiculous. Kerry and I both knew we needed to do FHE and yet we looked at the clock and thought that we also needed to get them to bed soon, and nothing was planned. So.....we came up with FHE in 5 seconds and it worked out great!
Since they were already in fighting mode we let them act out stories in the Book of Mormon. Good stuff. First Ammon and the Sons of Mosiah. Becks got to be Ammon and we told them the story of saving King Lamoni's flocks. We had them act out Ammon cutting off the arms of those who were attacking him. (using the light sabers) Eva was one of the attackers and got to act out her arms being cut off. She even threw in a "I'm not dead yet" from Monty Python and Becks thought it was great to keep cutting off each of her limbs as she finally ended up a giant stub on the floor trying to hop around. Macabre and funny at the same time.
We eventually made it to the Anti-Nephi-Lehies burying their swords in making a covenant to the Lord to never kill again. They buried their light saber swords under pillows that we threw to them from off the couch. Easy. Fun. and absolutely no preparation. Perfect.
Here is a small sampling of what it was like before we were able to corral the kids together - pure mayhem with mom even yelling "I want to see a fight!" Huh? Fighting the dark forces of the world was my thought - I don't know if they see it that way.
On a typical day , we go from this:
This last video clip was a bit disconcerting to Kerry who wasn't quite sure if he should laugh or cry.
They are loud, crazy and so much fun.