That's it. I can't do it anymore. I know we are distracting the people behind us. I can hear some of them snickering and who can blame them? We were a circus. I'm sure some of them were thinking "When is she going to take them out? I can't concentrate on what the preacher is saying". So I took them out. Sometimes it's just not worth the fight. At least not at this age any way.I'll leave you with my husband's response to my morning to which only another preacher's wife can really understand: "Oh I'm so sorry honey. So, you didn't get to hear any of the sermon?"
I know you are thinking "oh what could those precious angels have done that was so bad?" Well, first off they both wanted to be with me, in my lap. "Oh that's not so bad" you say. Well how about them not wanting to share my lap? James freaked out if I even thought about putting him on the floor. Audrey tried to jump over the back of the pew several times. James dumped the entire baggie of snacks on the floor and laughed. Audrey screamed, very loudly. I warned her not to do it again. James took Audrey's pap. Audrey screamed, very loudly. I warned her not to do it again. James threw a gold fish in the middle of the aisle and pitched a fit because I wouldn't let him go get it.(I may have been light headed from the cold I had (still have) but I ain't no dummy. That gold fish was just a ploy to escape down front!) Audrey would hit my nose with the corner of a book every time she wanted me to read it. James would look at Audrey. Audrey would scream, very loudly. 3 strikes and you're out Missy. James throws a ever living fit when I get up and walk out with Audrey. So my trusty side kick(Lynn) has to take him out to calm him down. I come back in with Audrey and we are back to square one, wanting only to sit in mommy's lap and NOT share it. Audrey screams, very loudly. OH MY WORD!!!! I warn her not to do it again. James starts wriggling making it very hard to keep them both in my lap and Audrey screams, very loudly.