Monday, December 21, 2009

Last Church update......I think.

I know you are all waiting on the edge of your seat to hear if we made it through church alive or not.
It TOTALLY works MUCH better to have NOTHING for the kids in our diaper bag.....except diapers of course.
Sure we still have issues now and then (mainly due to the one year old) but I can tell you that our kids are sitting ten times better and quieter then they did when we had things for them to play with and do.
Last Sunday my Five and Four year old started to get a bit restless, but all I had to say was that they could either sit quiet and earn some gum when we got home, or they could not be reverent and sit 10 minutes on the couch when we got home. (10 minutes is MUCH more reasonable then 60........if you ask me)
It worked great!!
This may not be the answer for everyone, but for us, this is it!!!


Alicia said...

What a great idea! Right now we bring snacks and books for Rylee. And so far she does just fine during Sacrament meeting....but she doesn't have any siblings to fight with yet (well, Caleb can't fight back, so he doesn't count yet :) ). But I like the idea of teaching her to just sit quietly at church, so I'm going to start bringing nothing to church now. I thought 2 was too young to sit quietly, but if Gater and Mizzy are doing it, Rylee can too. Thanks for the ideas!

Lynda said...

I'll try the gum thing! My kids love gum and I don't give it to them in the house, but I think I would if they would sit still for all of church.