Sep 26, 2011

The Mormon Word of Wisdom and my husband

My Mother-in-Law was very concerned because my husband decided to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormon.  I was trying to take a nap with my son when I heard her telling my husband all the reasons he shouldn't be baptized.  Most of the things she had heard from her minister...  (if you have a question about someone's religion, probably ask a member of the church, not someone who has never set foot into the church)... and were complete lies.

My Mother-in-Law was most worried because she heard we worship centipedes. He let her know that we don't pray to centipedes.   Then she asked him about the Word of Wisdom, which is the reason most Mormons choose not to drink alcohol or smoke.  He was explaining that it is to keep our bodies healthy.  He explained we can't drink alcohol, tea, or coffee and we couldn't eat Mustard.

I started shaking my head and had to go explain something to my in-laws. The idea of napping was done.

Yellow Mustard.  Not against the Word of Wisdom.  It is against my taste buds rules.  Not the churches.  I can eat honey mustard... but yellow mustard assaults my taste buds.  I was always telling my husband that I can't eat mustard.  Make sure that you don't put yellow mustard on my hotdog.  He knew that there was no way I was going to eat mustard, just like he has never seen me drink tea, coffee, or alcohol.

Just for the record, I have a wonderful Mother-in-Law.  She was trying to do her best to save her son from being hurt.  She has relaxed now that she knows that her son is basically the same little boy she raised into a man.

Yellow mustard, not everyone's favorite thing in the world, but isn't it great there is no rule against it?


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