Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Picture Fun With Peyton

Church attendance is not something I struggle with. Being able to get much from church in between Peyton's chaotic rants is something I do struggle with. For a while we could manage to keep her somewhat contained with a steady stream of snacks for her to munch on. Those days are over, mostly because "steady stream" somehow evolved into half a candy aisle and a box of goldfish crackers. We rely mostly on books now. They are effective about 25% of the time. I didn't want her reading just any books at church. I wanted her to think about our Savior so I bought several small pictures of Jesus from Deseret Book and put them into a little picture album. During church Peyton will (sometimes) quietly flip through the book and tell me about the pictures. It usually sounds something like, "Look! Jesus! Sheep! Boat!"
Well, sometimes there are other people in the pictures with Jesus. Peyton especially likes these. This is what happened last Sunday.
When she saw this beautiful painting by Greg Olsen she said pointing to Christ, "Look! Jesus!" Then pointed to the child and said, "And Popeye!" She honestly believes that is her with Jesus and you cannot convince her otherwise.
We flipped through more pages and came upon this picture by the brilliant Simon Dewey.
When she saw it she got so excited. She pointed to the Savior and said, "There's Jesus!" She then pointed to the baby, equally excited, and said, "It's Juju!" Again, you cannot tell her otherwise.
We flip through more pages and we come across another one by Greg Olsen (we love him)
Can you guess who she thought was with Jesus in this picture? Yep! She thought it was her mom. I have tried and tried to tell her it isn't me but she looks at me like I'm nuts and insists that it is.
After a few minutes of looking and talking about pictures of Christ, Peyton was ready to switch to another book. I began to listen to the speaker as Peyton quietly flipped through her new book. Before too long she exclaimed, "Mom! There's Daddy!" I looked to find her pointing to this picture...
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It is from The Blue Day Book by Bradley Trevor Greive. I absolutely lost it. I laughed and laughed and laughed. Peyton had a sneaky grin which made it even funnier. Oh man. I love that girl.

2 comments:

thelordshousekeeper said...

Oh man, she's so cute....and when I got to that last picture I laughed so hard tears were coming out :-D

Connie said...

I honestly thought she would say it was moose or Papi. lol But, daddy works for me. AND don't try to convince her that she and Ju Ju are not sitting with the Savior. With that picture in her mind, perhaps she will think hard about what she is doing somedays............

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