On Souls

A story, but first, a preface: Are you familiar with the song All These Things that I've Done by the Killers? Well, I happen to quite like that song, so Cory put it on a mix CD for me. The girls listened to it in the car, decided they liked it, and now regularly ask me to play the "not a soldier" song. Janey went through a phase back when we were moving where she sang it as "I got soda, but I'm not a soldier," which was, of course, adorable and hilarious. Anyway, on to today's story:

Today, we were sitting in Sacrament meeting, listening to the prayer on the bread. In part of it, they mention souls. Breanne turned to me after the prayer, and said "Mom, he said soul! I'm not a soul!" I said "Everyone on earth has a soul, it's in our bodies." She accepted this answer and started to turn away, when Janey, with an excited look in her eye shout-whispered "Mom, I've got a soul, but I'm not a soldier!"

Maybe you had to be there, or maybe you just have to be her parent, but I thought it was hilarious. I love that look in Janey's eyes, and her ability to tie things together. Moments like that just make it all worthwhile.

1 comment:

gilian said...

I guess she won't be singing about having a soda anymore...I still remember the day my mom
explained that the words to "Come Follow Me" were "for thus alone" not "for the sallone." I kept asking her what the sallone was and she couldn't figure out what I was talking about until I sang it to her...another childhood mystery shattered or resolved. I thought a shallone was some magical thing I'd understand when I got older.