April - posted on 02/26/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
ok, my 6 year old son was acting up quite a bit during ash wednesday service last night. mainly, he wanted to color and when I asked/told him to stand up during the prayer and abosolution, I got a screech and dirty look and defiance. he knows how to behave during church (has chapel at school every week and does fine) and while I dont mind him coloring during communion or for a bit during the sermon I expect him to try to follow along. after a diaper disaster with my 3 year old, then that from my son, we ended up going home. I think I overreacted by leaving, (we could have sit in the cry room and listened instead) but I was so frustrated, and now i'm wondering what I can do next time. we are attending midday lenten services every week with all 5 kids (my hubby has work) so I could really use advice on how to discipline in the middle of church. what are some of the ideas that have worked for you all????