Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Ah, sweet karma

Don't be alarmed: It's only the effects of afternoon church.

Oh the days when I was carefree and rolled out of bed just in time to get ready for afternoon church. I made fun of the people who liked 9am church. Ugh. Now that I'm the mama of a 2 year old, I hate 1:00 church. I really, really loathe it, and we've only done it 2 weeks. (We change schedules in July here and since we've been out of town 3 Sundays...) The nursery was a scary place on Sunday. I got wrangled into staying an hour last week (Ben stayed the 3rd hour) and there was 2 year old chewing(and stringing) gum, 1 without underwear, multiple bullies, major snack malfunctions, missing leaders, leaders on cell phones, etc etc etc.

Now that I've written that last paragraph, I have sealed my fate as the newest nursery worker.

But in all honesty, James was well cared for and had fun, so I won't complain anymore about the nursery. I will complain about how miserably miserable he is after church: He was miserable. The end.

Any suggestions out there to make church pleasant for the next 11 months?


Sandy said...

I feel your pain with a 2-year-old and 1 PM church -- been there! I'm the one around our house that suffers for lack of "Sunday afternoon nap" when we have 1 PM church. If we keep moving and carefully select the ward based on meeting times. . . . .

Jocelyn said...

I don't know when James usually naps, but Ronan naps at 1 p.m. Our church is also at 1 p.m. and it was bad until I tried this out - I put him down for a "nap" from 10:30-11:30. It gives me time to get ready, and leaves just enough time to get him up, feed him, change him, and get to church on time. I originally thought that with the "nap" being so early it wouldn't help, but I was wrong. Even if he just rests in his room and doesn't actually nap, it makes the day go SOOOOOO much better!

Christie said...

I have no advise, I just wanted to say how much I enjoy reading your blog. You aren't very far from me, and I love seeing your little one growing up. I got you blog from Gina. Take Care!