Sunday, November 28, 2010

good vs evil

I love the gospel. Its a fact. However, church with two babies makes me want to pull my hair out. Bless those people with more and many more than two children who bring them to church each week!

Today was a rare day we got to church on time and sat on a pew instead of in the overflow area on folding chairs. Oh of course Dane is fussy so I take him out a couple of times, on the walk of shame to the foyer, with Brynne yelling no Momma and throwing a fit trying to follow (because she is impossible at nap time.) Awkward!

Then I get to Primary where I am currently the secretary (well actually second councilor now) and I hear Brynne screaming in the hall. I go out and find her poor nursery leader caring Brynne who is soaked from her head to her toes because of a diaper malfunction (Danes size 2 diaper instead of her regular size 4.)

So I go back into primary and find a innocent bystander to watch Dane while I go interrupt the Gospel Essentials class (Also awkward) that Taylor teaches holding a screaming pee soaked child to get the car key so I can change her. Then the innocent bystander is stuck with a Dane who has decided that if someone is holding him, its necessary they stand or he will scream.

Meanwhile the 1st councilor is trying to deal with the secretary jobs of assigning talks, passing out the rolls etc, that by the way I didn't have organized yet! Thanks goodness for people willing to help!

This day went on and on......and on. Anyways I could keep going, but I will stop complaining in hopes that I am not alone in my case of church anxiety!

7 comments:

Brett and Amanda said...

that sounds awful! i am so glad you somehow survived! i don't have two babies, but i DO feel your pain haha. piper's favorite thing these days is to throw a HUGE temper tantrum during the sacrament and try to escape the bench. she's really reverent like that...

Sarah Walker said...

Oh my goodness. I am with you and I only have one! I dread church every time. It's almost hard for me to sleep on saturday nights. I can't imagine 2. You're awesome!

megs said...

Dione, I remember one week a few months after Lucy was born going into the bathroom after sacrament meeting and crying. It was just so much pressure and so hard with two. A lady came in a comforted me and told me it would pass. It does--or at least you get better at handling it! You're fabulous!

Kirk and Dynelle said...

I am glad you have this documented so someday your kids can look back and see how much you really love them, this is real motherly love! Kids are so hard at church, your post reminds me of the day Audrey covered herself in poop and I had a lesson to teach and had to take Kirk to the airport and didn't have a lesson prepared to hand over to someone. The only thing that keeps me going is the blessings that are sure to come for trying so hard, right? :) LOVE you and your cute diaper malfunctioning babies!

Broughton said...

Oh Dione, I am so sorry!! Almost every Sunday I ask Riley why do we go again?! We have had some fun Sundays and what makes it worse is when people come up and tell you they saw this or that. "THANK YOU!" Haha Anyways, it will get easier (So I hear). Love you guys!

Tori said...

The first thing you need to know is that it was only that bad for YOU! No one else (without a baby!) considers it the "walk of shame" and the innocent bystander with Dane probably didn't mind at all...crying or not.

The second thing: Most of us have been-there-done-that....some of us multiple times! We have been in your shoes, and believe me, we know how you feel. You are at a hard point with two very young children. It will get easier, I promise :) Until then, let us help you and please don't feel bad. We really do understand :)

kalisarah88 said...

I am so with you girl! I'm teaching YW's, Anthony's teaching the deacons, Harper's not quite nursery age, so I usually have him in class with me, and Landon gets kicked out of nursery every other week! Sundays are hard. But they are worth it, which you know. I'm sure it gets better. That's what I keep telling myself. Sadly, we don't even bother to walk into the chapel anymore. We sit in the foyer every single Sunday for Sacrament meeting. Our kids are just too distracting. :(