We have really enjoyed listening to/watching General Conference this weekend in our home. The kids have been really well-behaved and attentive during the hours of meetings. And it only took a bag of M&Ms, a bag of Twizzlers, a bag of Dum-dums, a few packs of stickers, a bowl full of crayons, a notebook of paper, and a table full of blocks to keep them happy!
I really loved President Monson's recounting of how hundreds of children in the church did service for others as a birthday present to our beloved prophet. They filled a bowl with "warm-fuzzies" for each good deed and mailed it to him--priceless. Children are certainly prized in the church and by the leaders, and that was evident to me this weekend.
The Lord loves children. And children love the Lord.
Children are so sensitive to the promptings of the Holy Ghost and so quick to follow those promptings. Although the sugar certainly sweetened the deal, I believe that it was the Spirit that touched my children this weekend, making it a sweet experience for all of us.