This past weekend we attended the Family Forum in Salt Lake City, Utah. We packed all of us up and flew out for 3 days. It was a wonderful and much needed trip. Tiger got to attend a wonderful Simulations event with other youth all day Friday. The situation was 2054 and the end of World War 3. Canada has a government run by the people where big decisions are decided much like a jury where citizens are called up to decide the tough decisions. All the students were acting the part of Canadian Citizens throughout the day. The USA has been conquered and refugees are flooding the borders. What are the Canadians to do? If they keep them, then the Coalition of Nations (Russia, North Korea, China) will not be happy and it could mean war for Canada. If they send them back then the refugees will suffer. Throughout the day, the youth debated, engaged in Parliamentary Process, debated some more, and took numerous votes. Tiger said he learned more about battle strategy, politics, seeing into the future, and voting. “It was a very interesting and fun experience.”
Meanwhile, B took the girls and toured the LDS church history museum and the Conference Center. I got to participate in some of that as I was riding the light rail back and forth between the conference and downtown.
Then on Saturday, Tiger attended 5 workshops while B and I attended other workshops and the girls attended the Child’s Discovery Center. We also got to spend a brief time with Nia and my sister and her three boys.
At the end of the day was the Family Ball. We dressed up, did hair and makeup, and then went to the family ball. Tiger danced with his sisters and several other girls. Butterfly danced with several sweet young boys, and Pumpkin Pie had so much fun dancing with Strawberry and a friend of ours. Little One had fun playing with cups…