Today was our annual Primary program. Ever since Bria first performed in one (with Joel sitting behind her so she would actually stay on the stand), it is something I look forward to every fall.
This particular program was special for a couple reasons: 1) Bria said her part without help, bribes or cajoling in any form. She was a little quiet and hard to understand, but she did it! She also had no problem going up to sing...she was actually excited to do it! and 2) It was Chloe's very first Primary program as a Sunbeam.
The Sunbeams sat on the front pews on either side of the chapel while other children were doing their speaking parts, and when it was time to sing, they stood on the stairs that lead up to the stand. While standing there, Chloe would lift up her dress and show her underwear to the entire congregation, get a kick out of making funny faces to herself, and when she thought about it, sing the words at the top of her lungs. I was actually really impressed with how many of the song lyrics she knew.
Best of all was when the Sunbeams did their speaking parts. These are all of the 3 and 4 year old children, and they only had to stand at the microphone and say what they were most thankful for. They were grateful for motorcycle bikes, Jesus, family, food, pet fish, and even tootsie rolls. Chloe was most thankful for her room. (Actually, what she said was, "I'm thankful for my rooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM" )
So, naturally, when it was over I asked her if that meant she wasn't as thankful for me as she is her bedroom. She looked at me for a little while and she finally said, "Well, I still love you!"
For which I am indeed grateful.