I did something I don't usually like to do, which is give out rewards for achievement. I made one slip of the tongue, promising whoever memorized all 25 scripture mastery verses would get a pair of "ugly pants" (mismatched pajama pants). I made good on my hasty promise though.
The promise came about when Katie was here for Christmas and she wanted to make pj pants but didn't have enough of either kind of fabric she liked to make a pair of pants. I suggested she make a leg out of each kind of fabric. She liked the idea, and so did Paul, who had to find something to give as a white elephant gift the next day in seminary. He ended up sewing a lovely pair of capri pants out of Star Wars villains on one leg and Disney Princess heads on another. The girl who ended up with the capri pants LOVED them and several others in the class coveted them.
My bleeding communist heart thought to itself "Ugly pajama pants for everyone!" and then my tight-fisted capitalist brain said, "only for those who EARN them."
Anyway, I made the promise and five kids took me up on it, including two of my own children.
I suggested to the ugly pants earners that they wear their ugly pants to seminary this morning (guess who forgot---Paul) so I could be in a picture with them.
Behold--the ugly pants club!
Matt can't wait to go to seminary so he can earn ugly pants too.
And one more pic from the last day of seminary: