Sunday, August 3, 2008

Early Church...

Okay, so the only thing I am looking forward to more than the first day of school is our new 11:00 church schedule time that is coming in a few weeks!! FINALLY! I have endured the 8:30 schedule long enough! Seriously--I am terrible at getting to church early. I know people will say that if you prepare, and have clothes out on Saturday, and wake up a little earlier, and pray really hard, it shouldn't be that hard to get to church on time. Or I love this one: "If you love the Lord enough, you will be able to get here on time." That makes me feel like a million bucks as I walk through the door late and sit in the back of the church. Seriously, it seems like it doesn't matter what I do, I am rushing to church, and walking in during the opening song, 5 little ones trailing behind, disrupting the meeting. I swear the stoplight between me and the church building is controlled by Satan himself, as it seems like we sit there for like 5 minutes every week! Ask my kids, there is no way to get around it--I've tried! My mom would say, "well why don't you leave 5 minutes earlier?". There is always something that keeps us from leaving on time--(again, maybe it's the devil....) Jack will throw up his breakfast, or Ashlie will have the inevitable meltdown while I'm trying to do her hair, or I'll get into the car and drive away only to feel my armpits start to perspire and realize I've forgotten deodorant, and I have to either go back and put it on, or worry about body odor all through church. So I am excited for the 2 extra hours that I will have on Sunday morning to get to church. I can't guarantee that we'll be any earlier--there will probably be the same problems I've mentioned above, plus there will be 3 or 4 stoplights between me and the new church building which will create new problems, but for this mom, 11:00 church will be a breath of fresh air! If nothing else, I might still be late--but I'll be in a better mood, that has to count for something!

2 comments:

Natalie said...

I am also very excited to start 11 o'clock church. It feels like we have had early church for an extra long time. I am always amazed at you and others with many children. I think I would be an hour late if I had more kids. You do a great job with your kids! And I'm glad you go back and get your deodorant when you need it.

Kathy P said...

You obviously haven't seen the Penrod Circus Act. Most of the time, I am dragging at least one child through the isles, one of my kids has shoes off that were on three minutes earlier, someone found chocolate to give to Bekah and she proudly displays it on her dress, no one has shirts tucked in and I am lucky if their hair has been brushed. Since Tim has been in the bishopric, I have stopped wearing my hair down because I get so sweaty just trying to get the kids there (and that is WHEN I remember deoderant). The next hour is a wrestling match (just watch sometime) -- I totally get where you are coming from. I can't wait until 11!

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