Our lesson this week for Primary is that "Worthy young men receive the priesthood at 12". This is always a point of confusion since in general we try to not have boy things and girl things despite the way that we live our lives in very gender typical roles. So the idea came to me to liken the priesthood to glasses or hearing aids. Some people have them and some people don't. Is that bad?
I honor the preisthood and have been told countless times that men shouldn't try to claim privilege because of it. Maybe I'll liken it to a box of bandaids that you have to use for others but never yourself. Clearly I need to read and think on this so I don't spout false doctrine or leave the girls wondering what's up. I cannot recall ever wishing to have the priesthood. I have also never desired to be the sole breadwinner for our family, thought I have done that for a little while.
We have such a covetous society and in some ways it's hard to understand the idea of "I don't need everything..." let alone help kids understand it. I do want my children to appreciate our tremendous blessings. I want them to escape the cycle of more is better and learn that more is just more.