Tapping at Church

Kyrie has flung herself whole heartedly into toddlerhood, including no longer being able to accompany me to class anymore.  We try, for practice, but she doesn’t make it very long. She is advanced socially and intellectually, so she is extra curious and wanting to chat with everyone (despite speech problems due to the cleft palate).  We tried walking the halls, but she knocks on all the classroom doors and shouts hello.  She even busted in on first ward today, almost making it to the pulpit before I snatched her up.

We have finally resorted to the gym, when there isn’t a class on stage, for her to play and move and talk and sit and rest.

She sounds like a fancy lady in high heels tap dancing, with the clip clop of her braces on the wood floor.

We are visiting the nursery the last ten minutes, because she is fifteen months now, but it’s still too soon to take her there to play during second and third hours.

On the other hand, Jessica got to read scripture today since she is here for the summer anyway, and Alex and Barrett both got to give prayers.  It’s so good for them!

Mary went up a week early for her birthday song, just to help Anber go up for hers.  Everyone is growing up!

About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Tapping at Church — 2 Comments

  1. I learned while raising my kids that 14-18 months was hardest at church. Sounds like you’re a second witness!