Saturday, November 15, 2008

Not Wrestle-Mania

It's time for the
SUNDAY SMACK DOWN!!!
(Nope! Wrestle-Mania isn't on right now.)
It's Church...
again...
already.
Has it really been a week?

I have high hopes that someday Sunday will be a peaceful, restful, spiritual day. I have yet to see any of that happen. Mostly Sunday is rushing 8 people into dress clothes, trying to keep them clean and wrinkle free for 5 minutes, then hoping that they wont yell out anything embarrassing during sacrament meeting. One of my babies would yell "Coke" whenever he saw the sacrament water coming. My 2 year old likes to make train sounds, "TOOT! TOOT" whenever there is a pause in the action.

I think that Church is a lot like Aerobics. I take one to the bathroom, then the baby screams, one needs a drink, two start fistfighting, the older ones get into an elbow fight. And this is just as we are getting into the SUV to go to Church.

I guess it's time to teach them the Golden Rule!


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24 comments:

b. said...

I don't know how you do it with 6!
One time my parents duck taped our faces on a road trip...so we started humming. Equally annoying.

Good luck tomorrow!

Melanie said...

Does duck work on thirteen year olds?

Faith said...

Ah, another reason why I am considering only having 2 children.

Carrie Me! said...

You know, duck tape now comes in a variety of colors to coordinate with any outfit. =)

Gayle said...

I would love to be there and see you walk in with all your kids taped up. I am sure I would have to leave in a hurry, because I pretty sure I would pee my pants.

Rebecca said...

Thankfully we have a nursery for infants and another for toddlers - which I make full use of!

Busty LaRue said...

At least your 2 year old only makes train noises! Mine likes to steal people's hymn books, climb under the benches, and scream out "NO!" or "BABA!" whenever he feels like it, especially when it's quite. Tomorrow we are trying a new technique: feed him constantly during sacrament meeting. That way his mouth will always be full and he can't yell! :)

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

This is why I stopped at one!
xx

Abbey said...

Yeah I look forward to peaceful Sundays too! I like the duct tape idea!

Abbey said...

Oh yeah...I blogged about you!

Mistress Meeyee said...

I know that when I was little I was too scared to make a sound in church because my grandfather was always looking at me with that look like he just wished I would step a toe out of line.
I know little ones can be hard! Duct tape should come with cartoon pictures on it!haha!

no4daughter said...

When your children are grown, you will look back on how wonderful the non-peaceful Sundays were. I miss them.

ikkinlala said...

I think that's a much better picture than most of the similar posters I've seen.

Kathi D said...

My mom used to take me out to the car till I shut up. Actually, she threatened more than doing it, especially in the summer in Phoenix, because both of us would have died.

I finally did shut up, and started writing notes instead. I found some of them in Mom's Bible that I inherited, my little 7 or 8-year-old scrawls that she tucked into her Bible and saved.

rachel griffith said...

HAHA.
i know EXACTLY what you mean.

7 year old.
3 year old.
2 year old.

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

I was so glad it was Stake Conferenc today and Mr. FR could actually sit with us and help with the kids instead of sit on the stand like on regular Sundays.

ramona said...

I kind of miss those days. I wonder why I didn't think of duct tape?

The P*dunc's said...

That is why I am SO grateful for nursery the next two hours!

Bring on the kids, though! The more, the crazier, the better!

momof2gr8kids said...

when my kidlets were little.. I felt like a pig wrestler.. in mud, covered with baby poo going to church.. GRR

kathyhales said...

That is my favorite...I LOVE duct tape.

Jen Sue Wild said...

Haa haa haa..Duck tape..
I need that for my brood as well..

tammiemarie said...

The rule in our house has been that you can't go to church until you're three. That keeps me at home with our 2 & 1 year old, but lets the 4 year old get some one on one church time with daddy. Plus it's really cute to see her all dressed up with dad.

Pinktulip said...

I had trouble getting two lively boys to sit still in church, how you cope with 6 kids is beyond me. I have always had "red ants in my pants" as my Mom called it, so when I was little she used to put a sewing pin in the hem of her dress. If I did not sit still she would prick me with the pin! I quickly learnt to sit still...Years later with my own kids I did not continue the "pin" tradition (too cruel in my opinion) but made sure I had lots of goodies to eat and activities in my bag to keep them busy. It gets a bit more difficult with 6 kids though. I think the duct tape sounds like a good idea...

Nicole said...

This is so funny because it's so true!! Love it thanks!!