I love attending church as a family and find I really need that time in church during the week. But, Sweetpea makes it exhausting. She no longer wants to sit still or behave during church. She would rather take books in and out of the pews. She would rather crawl across the floor. She would rather talk during the prayers. She would rather play with things she finds in my purse. I do take things like crayons and a coloring book to try to keep her attention, but it works for maybe 5 minutes. It is exhausted. The 1-3 year old nursery is not easy for us. I am to the point that I would rather skip church and I know that is not the answer. I find that we spend most of our time in church fussing over her than getting the message of the sermon. I am so tired of the fight and I don’t know what to do. I am just exhausted.
But, she did look adorable!