(Alternate post title: “I’d like fries with that.”)
Last Sunday Isaac was ordained a Deacon in the Aaronic Priesthood.* This Sunday he helped pass the Sacrament, and in our ward it’s a tradition that the dad gets to pass the Sacrament with his son the first time. While it was being passed, Rose loudly asked me, “Daddy got the priesthood, too?” Then (before I could stop her since I was holding Hazel,) she slid off the bench and tried to hug Dean, who sent her back to sit down as quietly as he could.
Then tonight when she was saying our family prayer, Rose said, “And please bless about Isaac in the Gospel and that he can serve the food at church now.”
*In our church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, all worthy males can hold the priesthood starting at age 12. They start with helping pass the Sacrament and performing other church service (like collecting Fast Offerings and setting up or taking down chairs for meetings, and doing service in the ward and community,) and as they advance in the priesthood they can eventually give inspired blessings and participate in ordinances such as baptisms.