Sunday, October 14, 2012


Today was my first day as Primary Chorister in our new ward. I loved it!

We spent the majority of our time learning a new song for fall: "Oh, what do you do in the autumn time?" It's just like the summer-time version, if you know your Primary songs.

Oh, what do you do in the autumn time,
When all the world has changed?
Do you jump in some leaves?
Or swing in the breeze?
And watch all the birds go by?
Is that what you do?
So do I.

Oh what do you do in the autumn time,
When all the world has changed?
Do you sip hot cocoa,
Or wait for some snow,
As you watch all the clouds go by?
Is that what you do?
So do I.

I made picture cards for most of the lyrics (ie. a kid jumping into some leaves, a snowman, birds, etc.) and got some of the kids to come stand in a row and hold up their card when we got to it. We had them scramble up after everyone had the words down, and then I let some other kids have a chance. One of the best things about primary is how excited everyone is to be a "volunteer." They reach their little hands up as high as they can, and they yell, "Me, me, me!!" until you say, "I'm going to choose someone who's reverent. . ." and they all glue their lips shut but can hardly contain themselves and can't quite stay on their seats. At what age, exactly, do we lose that enthusiasm?

Another highlight of singing time was when we sang The Wise Man and The Foolish Man, and one of the little kids explained that the "rock" we are to build on is Jesus, and the winds are Satan. I was so amazed that he actually knew what the song was about.

I also visited the Nursery and we sang. There were six kids there but really only one of them was a singer. So really, he and I sang some duets, with the others looking on. He knew ALL of the words to his favorite song, "NEPHI!" (Nephi's Courage; extra fun because I know and love the people who wrote it).

I even got to go to Relief Society after it all--I have the best calling, ever!


  1. What a great way to serve in your ward! And the authors wanted me to tell you they love you back.

  2. Could there be a more perfect person for this calling? You will be wonderful! And as a former primary president, let me tell you that I never envied the chorister. I firmly believe that it is the hardest job in primary.

  3. I wish you were my primary chorister!


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