We went to Mass this morning at 11:00. We figured it would be less crowded than any of the Christmas Eve Masses, since most people tend to go to those.
It was a little crowded, and we did end up having to sit upstairs in the "cry room". It wasn't that bad though, because there are speakers in there, and you get to look down into the church through big windows. It was nice that they put up more chairs, and it started out pleasant enough. Until a family with 3 young kids walked in... 15 minutes late. The 2 younger kids were terrible, and were running around and talking loud, and one even had a play cell phone that played music (really loud). The mom sat there braiding the older daughter's hair, the dad did nothing to rein in the kids, and the younger ones started taking their toys and other things, and scratching on the walls! This went on for the full hour, and we left at communion.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:50 PM on Dec. 25, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Kattykitten at 12:20 AM on Dec. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:52 PM on Dec. 25, 2009
I understand that we were technically in the "cry room", but it is also where they put overflow for big holiday services. Besides, when my kids were young, I never let them behave like that, even in the cry room. I tried to be patient with this family, I really did, but it was really hard to keep my thoughts pleasant while they were there. Oh, and I forgot to mention that the dad's phone rang, twice!
Maybe God was testing my patience today... I think I failed miserably, if that's the case.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:53 PM on Dec. 25, 2009
Answer by balagan_imma at 11:00 PM on Dec. 25, 2009
Answer by Whatkids at 11:24 PM on Dec. 25, 2009
Answer by thehairnazi at 11:25 PM on Dec. 25, 2009
Answer by proudmomma777 at 11:59 PM on Dec. 25, 2009
I understand what you are saying thehairnazi, but the cry room is HUGE! I was clear at the other end of the room, with my own children (one sitting quietly on my lap), and there were a ton of people sitting in chairs between me and this family. However, they were very distracting and really acted as though they didn't want to even be there. I never said I wasn't forgiving, I was only wondering if it would bother other people the way it bothered me. I did end up leaving at communion because I grew tired of the noise. I guess I wasn't compassionate enough, I am far from perfect, and the first to admit that. I guess I'm the only one that would find it distracting.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:59 PM on Dec. 25, 2009
Answer by thehairnazi at 1:20 AM on Dec. 26, 2009
thehairnazi, I am trying to be patient with your scolding. However, I only asked a simple question. I did not ask for a lecture. I have ADHD, CAPD and other issues that make it difficult to concentrate, and to properly process the things that I hear. So, those kinds of things can really bother me. I was wondering if it bothered other people, or if it was just me and my disorders that were the problem. So I shall throw your scolding right back to you. You do not walk in my shoes, so do not lecture unless you are prepared to be embarrassed by what you say.
I guess I have to assume that it is my disorders that cause me to be bothered by such things, according to thehairnazi.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:15 AM on Dec. 26, 2009
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