Saturday, December 27, 2008

molly mormon?

During the past semester, I have been informed several times by my roommates that because I have been LDS my whole life, I should know everything there is to know about being a "Mormon girl." In their minds, this constitutes an extensive knowledge of cooking, baking, sewing, cross-stitching, knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, cleaning, and, of course, the Gospel. Much to their shock and dismay, however, my cooking is only fair (as is my baking), I hate sewing, the last time I cross-stitched was when I was a Beehive, I can't knit, Ashley makes fun of my crocheting, I've never scrapbooked, and...well...I do clean. I'll give them that one. On the other hand, Ashley and Madison (both of whom are converts) do a great job cooking and baking, they both sew, cross-stitch, knit, crochet, scrapbook, clean, and I'm sure know a great deal more about the Gospel than I do.

One of my favorite examples is during the summer when Ashley randomly decided that she wanted a cute, modest dress and couldn't find exactly what she wanted in the stores....and decided to sew one....having never attempted sewing before. The dress turned out fabulously. It blew me away. The last time I tried sewing was when I was a Mia Maid and decided to make sewing a skirt one of my Personal Progress goals. Let's just say...I never realized how many anger issues I had until I started working on this skirt and my mom probably ended up finishing it.

Madison got a beautiful new set of scriptures recently and with them decided that she also wanted a scripture case. Instead of simply buying one, however, she bought a case, a cross-stitching pattern, and some thread. She was going to cross-stitch the temple into her scripture case! I guess that is supposed to be a very Mormon girl thing to do (apparently I missed the memo somewhere along the line). Then, much to my bewilderment, Ashley decided to join her on this quest! Meanwhile, I sat on my bed playing on my computer (probably on Facebook ha) while they figured out how to cross-stitch. I giggled to myself in great amusement when they asked for my input on cross-stitching. I tried to help (I really did) but to no avail. I'm...not very good at cross-stitching.

In conclusion, I still need to read the Holy Temple book that Madison lent me, my mom sews all my church dresses, and I got a brand new set of scriptures for Christmas with a bright pink case (that I will definitely not be cross-stitching anything into). I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints....but I should probably work on some of my "Mormon girl" skills. Haha. I'm going to start my first scrapbook soon...and I'll definitely know who to ask for help.

6 comments:

The Tanner and Bryan Experience said...

I didn't even know there was a difference between cooking and baking. Furthermore, I don't know the difference between sewing and cross-stitching either.

Madison said...

oh my gosh, i laughed throughout this whole post, like hysterically! 1. my cooking consists of me started dinner, inviting someone over, becoming engrossed in conversation, and then having you and ashley finish cooking dinner. 2. the scripture case never worked out so I had to buy a new one yesterday. 3. You know a ton about the gospel and I always know I can go to you if I am unsure about any gospel principle. NONE of us are molly mormons, and I like it that way. We are the most fun trio of normal human beings that just so happen to be mormon :) I love you, come home.

Rebecca said...

I can't even tell you how relieved I am after reading this...I'm definitely not a crafty cooking queen, so it's good to know I'm not alone, ha!! You're amazing, Katie!!

Chy said...

If that's what I have to do to be a 'mormon girl' then your not the only one to have failed to get the memo.

Kate said...

Katie, I think you are the most avid reader of my blog! Thanks for tall the messages! How are you?

shirley elizabeth said...

I don't think you gave very up-to-date view of what a molly mormon is. Today I would call it more of "trendy mormon" and describe it as someone that runs a side photography business, sells headbands/jewelry they make on etsy, has a daily mom blog, etc. Seriously, they're all over.