How do you manage to keep them content without having to go to the nursery or take them there?
We went today for the first time since my son, 10.5 months old) was born. We use to go every weekend faitfuly until he was born. We knew hed be a hand ful when younger and thats why we held off. We would like to start going atlest 2 times a month if not every sunday. But today when we went nothing we did kept him content. We had a bottle and toys with us, the only thing we forgot to bring was a little snack for him. The problem is nothing lasted and we belong to a little tiny church, that dosent have a nursery or even another room that i could take him into. My only other option would be to go outside with him or sit in the car, I would not want my parents and the rest of my family have to leave because he wouldnt calm down. The problem is it is still fairly cold here, hasnt gone above 50 and most days its nasty weather out. Today it even snowed some.
Any suggestions on what I could try would be wonderful. What did you do that worked?
Answer by Kword at 11:20 PM on Apr. 24, 2011
Answer by cdecker83 at 11:28 PM on Apr. 24, 2011
Answer by meriana at 11:33 PM on Apr. 24, 2011
Try getting a new toy to give him and only give it to him on Sundays during church so it is new and exciting. Bring LOTS of snacks to keep him occupied and maybe get him up earlier on Sundays so he will sleep through service.
If all else fails offer to start fundraising for an addition on the church to have a nursery room. Sell plants, do cash washes when it warms up, sell tickets to a dinner and show put on by the church youth (music, skits, jokes}, do a silent auction, etc.
And if none of the above work....maybe it is time to find a church that better meets the needs of growing family...I know that is a hard decision to make though....
Answer by miasmommy21407 at 11:39 PM on Apr. 24, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 7:08 AM on Apr. 25, 2011
Answer by missanc at 9:21 AM on Apr. 25, 2011
Answer by CJessB1007 at 12:57 PM on Apr. 26, 2011