I am so grateful that my kids are old enough that we have passed the days of Sacrament Meeting temper tantrums, leaving to change diapers, and fetching them from under the pews. I even stopped bringing the “church bag” with books and crayons and toys in it, because they really didn’t ever use it anymore. They are pretty easy-going kids that keep themselves busy by drawing on the bulletin or other available scrap paper.
Today, though, Cricket found my husband’s stash of pencils in his inner coat pocket. He then handed one to each family member, informing us that we each got a gun.
“I am not sure that we should have guns in Sacrament Meeting!” I declared.
Cricket responded, “No, Mom. We will shoot them very quietly—very, very quietly.”
And while he was, indeed, pretty quiet, I nevertheless felt a little disquieted about my kids playing such a game during Sacrament Meeting. I suppose that a FHE on reverence is in order.
So in preparation for this proposed FHE, what are your rules for Sacrament Meeting? How do you help your kids be not just quiet, but be truly reverent?