Sunday, July 09, 2006

Meet My Little Monkeys



I mean, really, look at those faces! They have mischief written all over them--in permanant marker! I don't know why, because it IS only an hour, but I dread those Sacrament meetings without Craig. Seth tackled Lucy three times today, Lucy ran out of the pew twice and I only had one roll of smarties. Lucy kept yelling "bite!" and then Seth would hold out his bagel for her to gnaw a peice off of, needless to say: I am glad there is a janatorial staff in our ward, because I wouldn't wish our pew upon anyone unless they were being monetarily compensated. I always think of my dear friend Shawna with her darling boys all in a row sitting angelically (except the one time Curtis yelled out to his buddy, "I have new underwear Laney!") You think I'd be used to it by now. What I want to know is how do I manage the two above monkeys with a newborn to boot!!

7 comments:

Tasha said...

I wish I were in your ward, we could sit in the back and make a mess! For the record, it is an hour and 10 minutes, and its PAINFUL! I feel so good when I hear even a little bit that is meaningful, but I've decided "a time and a season" this may not be mine, for getting spiritual fulfilment out of church, that is. We did a lot of coming late and leaving early between 12 and 18 months. You'll get to that sweet spot when Luci and Seth go to nursery, and the babe is good to sit...I know, its pure obedience right now.

Jordan said...

I would love to share a pew with you, Tasha!

Goochman said...

Please control your children.

Shawna B. said...

Hindsight is 20/20, right? I'm glad you remember my brood as "angelic" because I think the definition most folks in the Charlottesville 2nd word would use to describe us now would be "disastrous." The addition of Owen took our sacrament meeting behavior to an all-time low. He's got quite an arm and has thrown all things from sippy cups to choo-choos (trains - he says it just like Seth used to!), oftten pelting ward members in the process. Absolutely horrifying. The boy can't sit still for more than 30 seconds. Honestly, he can't. It's a joke the things he does in church (even with all my Smartie bribing - I pack them by the handfuls when we head out on Sunday mornings at 8:10 a.m.!!! It's a 20 minute drive to the church and we have it timed perfectly to slip into our seats just as the meeting begins - Owen can't stomach even one extra minute of church!) I have to stop now because I am getting a stomachache thinking about all the Sunday mayhem!

Hey, how about that World Cup final? Very entertaining!

TX Girl said...

Oh- totally feel your pain. We have to sit by ourselves, otherwise Lulu will just run and jump the entire meeting if she has someone to play with. Luckily there have been no throwing of things like Shawna. Although- she sees her dad on the stand and starts yelling DADDY and waving frantically. It is adorable, yet disruptive all at the same time.

Allison M. said...

Sacrament meeting is such a challenge. My sweet Addie does not know understand the phrase quiet voice, so everything from wanting another treat to I have to go potty is said so I think the Bishop can hear. Just like Tasha said "a time and a season". I just hope I am learning something through osmosis.
I have enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your beautiful family.

Jenny said...

Practice makes perfect Jordan! Even though I think we are the loudest family in our ward. I currently looked at our new ward list and we have the most KIDS! Can you believe that? I feel your pain about not having your hubby in sacrament. Kudos to you for going though. I know it will pay off in the long run--