Monday, March 14, 2011

Easy Like Sunday Morning

First and foremost, let me start off by saying this is not a religious post. I am not trying to convert anyone, nor am I about to get on my soapbox about any religions. This post is merely for selfish purposes only. 

Second, I am not here to offend anyone. If you go to church or not, I am not judging you. But if you do go, I want to know your secret for a good experience.

Third, I am not the most religious person you will meet, and at times, I am unsure of my beliefs. But I don’t want my confusion to affect my children.

Now that all of my disclaimers are out of the way, away we go…

As you know by now, I have 2 wonderful 4 ½ year old twin daughters. And every weekend that is not packed with travel, practice, errands, etc., my hubby wants us to go to church. Please note that I am not against this in the least, just opposed to the normal last minute “hey, since we have a free hour, we should go to church.” This thought usually happens about 45 minutes before we should be a church, everyone is still in sweats and/or pjs, we still need to eat, and it takes us approximately 25 minutes to get there.

I know that I should/could(?) make this a priority. But Sunday morning, I actually like to sleep in (as do A & B)! And Saturday night sermon is great, and kid friendly, but I just can’t seem to get excited about it. Plus, the girls normally spend most of the time drawing on the nicely provided paper and crayons. Are they (and I) getting anything out of it?

Although, on Sunday morning, A & B could go to Sunday school, but since we are so spotty on attendance, they would rather go to the toddler room and play. *Side note – in the toddler room, there is this wonderful older woman, Esther, who loves them to pieces – so I can’t blame them!* And having them sit through the Sunday sermon is almost impossible.

For full disclosure (and maybe to make you think I am not totally terrible), we do prayers at night (and sometimes before meals), discuss what we are thankful for, and read Bible stories, so I am hoping that I am not depriving the girls of anything.

So, with my laziness on display, I would like to know anyone’s thoughts on getting their kids to church. What could I do to make this more of a priority? And how to keep the girls interested?

As always, many thanks for your thoughts.

Jean Anne

1 comment:

  1. We go to church every Sunday. All I can say is some Sundays are more successful than others. The worst weeks are always the week we are back in the church after being in the cry area the week before.