I did something today, that I haven't done in years. Years.
I would like to say it's not eating chocolate...but...I had a couple pieces after dinner.
I'd like to say it's not yelling...but, let's face it...that New Year's resolution was a battle that was lost before it started. (However I still haven't had pop and BOY do I want a freaking Diet Coke with Lime!)
I sat through ALL of sacrament meeting. For those of you that do not understand the enormity of that statement, let me explain. Church is three hours long. For the first two hours, children go to primary (or nursery) and then Sunday School. This means, that for two solid hours, my children are coloring, singing songs, playing games/with toys, eating a treat (which is bound to be sugary) and while learning, being somewhat rambunctious.
Then, we all gather for sacrament. This means that the formerly hyper children, now have to sit reverently for an hour. This is no easy task. Every possible reason for getting out of sacrament and wandering in the halls...has been invented by my kids. My children learned early on that whispering, "I need to go potty." is not nearly effective as yelling, "I gotta POOP!"
Today, I went prepared with 4 coloring books, 837 crayons, apple slices, candy and 2 binkies. Thankfully, Lukey passed out after the first song, and Bay and Ry colored most of the time. That left the 2 year old. Josh was able to come today, so we had a great 2-on-1 defense. She only crawled under the benches twice, yelled, "WHAT'S THAT MAN DOING?" three times and threw her binky at the back of some unsuspecting woman's head, once.
All in all, a success.
Thankfully, there are seven more days until next Sunday.
I need that long to recover.