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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sunday, Sunday

We put the crazy in crazy! Jeremiah's in the stake YM & it's that wonderful time of year that is ward conferences so he won't be with me in Sacrament Mtg for the next several weeks. Today was day 1. Callie & Jack actually did pretty well in Sacrament other than Jack may have put his hands into some other peoples water cups? Ellie was the big offender. She had fallen asleep as we parked our car & I hoped she'd fall back asleep in my arms but that was too much to hope for. Instead she fought sleep & acted crazy the whole time. If you've been around my children you know that they all have a very special set of lungs. They do the highest pitched shrieks I (and most people) have ever heard! All 3 of them! So Ellie let out of couple of her mid-range shrieks just for fun. After Sacrament Jack took off & then Callie thought she was helping get him by chasing him. I got them to the primary room and they both cried. Today was my first day teaching the 7 year old class so one of the primary presidency members got Jack & calmed him down, Callie's teacher got her & calmed her down, & I took Ellie & made my way past 8 kids to the chair by the wall for opening exercises. 2 more kids joined my class & there weren't enough seats so kids were sharing & some rowdy boys had to be talked to & separated. Ellie fell asleep finally & then Jack came & wanted me to hold him too so as I tried to hoist him onto my lap I hit Ellie's head on the wall & woke her up & she let out some loud screams. After I got her back to sleep, I took her to this really nice woman who'd said she'd keep her for the rest of church for me. Then it was time to go to classes & Jack & Callie both cried again. And then Jack smacked the primary president because he was mad that she was trying to help me deal with him. I was pretty embarrassed & upset with Jack for doing that. He may occassionally hit but it's never been a problem & I can't believe that he'd hit another adult! I taught my class & tried to keep the crazy boys from getting out of control (out of the 10 kids, 8 were boys), and then it was time to go home. I collected my older 2 children & stopped off at the library to drop off my chalk & thought they were walking in behind me but Jack kept going & then Callie "helped" me again. She chased Jack almost all the way around the church! I was trying to walk as quickly as I could yet still be reverent to get my hooligans! I passed by the woman who'd taken Ellie for me & asked if she could keep her for another minute while I caught the 2 who'd got away. It was great to finally get the kids in the door when we got home.

4 talk to me:

trina said...

oh man! that wins the sunday award by far. i had a client once who's husband was in the bishopric and she said her kids were so bad once (she has 4) that she made them stay for a second round of sacrament meeting. :) lol, she said they were never THAT bad again. she had some hilarious stories of how she disciplined.

Chelsea said...

that's hilarious and sad for you. That jackson boy is a handful! but we sure love him. We've told his "i will NEVER forgive you, Uncle Ryan" story probably 10 times already.

Leslie said...

Oh WOW Hillary. Did you put Jack in a corner for a few hours when he got home? lol. You poor thing! Hope next week is better!

Janelle said...

Oh man I will pray for you next Sunday. No mother of 3 should have to do church alone. Sounds like you kept your cool, I would have lost it. Man what a day you must have had, hope you got a nap. I love Sunday naps.