What’s the deal with bringing and then keeping disruptive kids to public functions? In this case it was church.
I’m terribly blessed. The Mister takes the kids to church with him, so I don’t have to constantly tell them to pay attention, be still, or give them the eye death of shut up or I’ll make you shut up. Normally I can get to church, settle into my seat and absorb all that the GRD has to say.
Today was not one of those days.
Perhaps it’s all my fault. I did get there too late to sit in the sixth pew from the rear, my preferred seat. I like to sit here because this is the mid point for those serious about learning sit. There is no jostling to get to the bathroom, worrying of programs, or digging through handbags. I don’t have to hear the Old Mothers who like to preach along with the GRD or those folks who are there commenting on EVERYTHING. I can absorb the message, take notes and feel full from the Word.
I got nothing today but a bunch of grief and annoyance.
The row behind me were filled with people who came even later than I did. And they had kids.
The toddler set if off. He balled up his fists and threw his head back, HOWLING. His mother did nothing. Not comfort him, pinch him to get his attention. Remove him. Finally one of the ushers escorted them out. Then his brother proceeded to tell everyone his birth date, ask how much longer and chat about his PSP. I try not to chastise other people’s kids, but his momma said nothing.
When I said shh, he rolled his eyes and then started to talk even more, even louder.
Of course this was punctuated by his kicks to my chair and his brother’s howling. Then for more hilarity, his baby sister started to whine. One of those whines that start at the base of annoyance and end at nerve grating.
I heard about one fourth of what was preached today. Not a good outlook for the rest of the week.
My open call:
People, have some respect and consideration for others around you. Yes,
it’s very admirable that you want to have your children in church, but what’s
the point if you can’t hear?