We all have times when sitting through a Church service isn’t straightforward. It could be because of that curry you had last night, the contact lens not behaving, or just wanting to get home in time to watch the football.
If you’re a parent of a toddler / other little person, then there are other problems in Church that makes a Church service not straightforward. Here is a look at the problems that parents of toddlers face in Church:
- The ability to partake in communion is held hostage by a toddler stealing the liturgy card.
- You have a minor panic attack every time your little one wonders near the open and full baptism pool.
- “Can I have some of that squash?” “No dear, its communion wine.”
- Hitting a chair, in an attempt to ensure your little one doesn’t fall off, while she is jumping on it.
- The heart racing panic when the Little One shouts, “I need a POO!.. QUICK ITS COMING OUT!“
- Been massively distracted anytime someone comes into the hall during the sermon – just in case its someone from your kids group.
- Having to explain everytime its a communion service that you cant eat the bread from the table until the right time.
- No you can’t see the song sheet. It’s being used for colouring in.
- A time of silent prayer is anything but silent inside your head, as you count down the seconds until something gets shouted. (Normally a cry of “BOOOO!”)
- Accidentally looking super spiritual by kneeling on the floor during communion. (Because toddler has stolen your seat)
Any other problems I’ve not mentioned?