Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What's in a name?

When we moved to Illinois over 4 years ago I knew that there would be a number of differences between Utah and Illinois, among them being terrain and weather. I also knew that being members of the LDS church would put us in the minority rather than the majority, like we were in Utah. But up until recently I would say that the majority of our friends have been LDS as well. Since Will has started school, however, things have changed slightly. He's got at least 2 or 3 friends who are not members of the LDS church. Which has brought up some interesting conversations in our family. For example, when I picked up Will from school today we were talking about calling one of his school friends to come over and play. Will said "Can you call Sister K to see if S can come over tomorrow?" It caught me off guard but didn't totally surprise me to hear him call her that, because up until now all of his friends parents have been either Sister so-and-so or Brother so-and-so. So I did my best to explain that, if someone is a member of the LDS church you call them Sister or Brother, but if they aren't you call them Mr. or Mrs. I think it's going to be interesting to see what happens as Will is exposed to other religions and other ways of thinking beyond what we know as members of the LDS church.


phyllis bestor said...

and interesting for you as well as his mother. It will be such a great learning experience. Will is a little smartie, so he will ask you so many good questions and you and Bill are smartie parents, so you will give him so many good answers.

Jackie said...

For whatever reason I was thinking about you guys the other day. All good thoughts of course :) I am so glad to read this, Will is so cute in his reasoning. In a small way I would say he is giving them quite a compliment! Miss you!