My six year old asked if he could stay home today. "I hate church!" he said. "It's so boring. There's nothing to do. There's no games!" (This is the same boy upon whose head I pronounced the blessing that he would receive the ministry of angels. I wonder now how that will happen.)
I encouraged him (by precept only, since the LDS Church prevents me from leading by example) to listen, pray, sing and read the scriptures at church. I said, "I would go if I could, but they won't let me."
"Why won't they let you?" he asked.
"They say I'm not good enough."
He thought about that for a moment, then asked: "Why do other dads get to go?"
"Because they say they're good enough."