you see, today was Stake Conference.
For those of you who are reading this
and thinking that I'm a bad speller and
wondering why people would confer
about steaks... Just pretend I said "today
was a large 2 hour church meeting with
about a thousand other adults and their
Anyway... it seemed fair ahead of time!
If I'm being REALLY honest (and I guess I should be since it's Sunday) I would say that they actually did very well for the first 90 minutes... After that M was thirsty (and gum was NOT acceptable even though I had 5 flavors with me!), the lady in front of us offered her baggie of animal crackers, the darn colored pencils started breaking and the DOTS game (a.k.a. "pig in a poke") was drawing to a close.
I resorted to drawing doodles with the kids and praying for it to be over soon. When Mr Stake President (whom I greatly adore most of the time) stood up to speak I showed M the clock, promising her that we could get a drink when the hand was straight up...
11:57 - I think "shoot, he's not winding up and there's a choir number left..."
11:58 - hmmm... perhaps I can distract her for awhile with something...
11:59 - Po says "M, look at the..." before I silence him with a withering look
12:00 - The talk is ending, choir number beginning - I shush Po again as he starts to point
12:01 - M notices Po this time (maybe because he's whispering about the clock and waving his arm at her?) and she is MAD that she is not currently drinking from the fountain...
12:03 - the song is over - I silence M long enough to get through the prayer - and we BOLT from the room.... fountain? nope, straight to the car... and of course it takes us 15 minutes to leave the parking lot and get to our house which is normally 3 minutes away...
Come to think of it, I don't think she had a drink when she got home - but she DID eat her weight in Macaroni and Cheese. Yesterday I bought a CASE at the big sale... she's as happy as a pig in mud :)