|Today I join my fellow bloggers in|
"serving up a slice" to the March SOLSC
sponsored by Two Writing Teachers.
Not much time to slice since I have to retool my church bag this morning. Last Sunday I sat behind a young family with two boys, a five month old and a two and a half year old. Both parents were busy tag-teaming to keep the boys occupied and quiet. I wondered what would happen in a few moments when this young mother would be one of our featured speakers. The first time the two year old tried to escape from the pew, Kami jumped up and grabbed him. She brought him back to sit on our row, but he didn't stay for long. The next time he tried to escape, Mallory helped out. Being thwarted twice in his efforts brought a squeal of unhappiness. I quickly reached over the pew to take the infant so the father could handle the two year old. A quick search of my bag revealed no reliable diversions for an infant. The keys would be too noisy and the hand cream a bit messy, so I handed him my hairbrush - fairly clean, with soft bristles, and a soft handle. Of course, he immediately put it into his mouth. And within moments, the two year old joined us because his baby brother was sitting with us. The only thing I could find for him was paper and a pencil. It took great vigilance to be sure that he kept the pencil on the paper, and then he discovered a highlighter. That worried me even more. However, the only mishap ended up being highlighter on his finger which caused him a great amount of dismay. Needless to say, I refuse to be ill-prepared today. I'm off to put some appropriate items in my church bag and hoping that I'll have some young friends join me again to explore the contents of my Sunday bag.
|Now I'm ready for my young friends!|
I remember those days - thinking everyone in the whole church was watching my children! You will be an angel today with your bag of new discoveries! Bless you for your desire to help those parents. I hope all goes well.ReplyDelete
Oh boy, do I ever remember those days - you are well prepared Ramona, bless you!ReplyDelete
Now this could open a new business opportunity :)ReplyDelete
I think my kids had that flower rattle! I'd forgotten all about it. So thoughtful of you to be ready for anything!ReplyDelete
Ever ready for all occasions, way to go Ramona! You will be a lifesaver for some one.ReplyDelete
You are so sweet and thoughtful to have your Sunday bag ready to go! Your generosity will bless this young family -- I guarantee it! P.S. Nice rattle. My parents have the same one from when my brother and I were little! bReplyDelete
Oh goodness, I love it! I could just see you there jockeying between the two with almost nothing to distract them. What a kind soul you are to help out.ReplyDelete
What a thoughtful person you are, Ramona. My daughter and I just went to lunch today with the 'nearly 5' & '2 1/2' year olds. The older one does fine, sometimes wants a pencil & paper, but the 2 year old is always up & about, so the toys appear from my daughter's purse, just like your bag. I think parents gain lots of muscles carrying things and children in those early years!ReplyDelete