General Conference yesterday in our home was a bit on the rowdy side.
I hope that makes some of you breathe a sigh of relief!
Let me just say, I printed out all of the Gen Conf packets, and my kids ripped right through them before the second speaker even came to the pulpit.
They loved doing our traditional General Conference wall...which really helps them to listen and internalize what is being said...but the candy rewards were being doled out a little too generously, and the kids were bouncing off the walls before too long.
Wouldn't you know it, though, as soon as "half-time" came around, our kids were calm and playing quietly...I think they have an internal timer that tells them to get all hyper when General Conference comes on the screen! I honestly do.
Oh well! We have had fun doing it...even if it's been loud...and I could barely make out what the speakers are saying! (Again, I hope someone out there knows this scenario, and I know that you do!)
So, this morning, I'm embarking on General Conference...PLAN B!
First thing we're doing is making General Conference collages. I pulled out all of my Friend and Family Fun magazines, and the kids have been let loose on them with scissors. They are on a mission to find images that remind them of General Conference.
Guy has made a collage that represents the Philadelphia Temple Groundbreaking that we attended last weekend. He has a picture of the planned temple, a piece of wood, and photos of lots of apostles and prophets.
Scarlett has a lot of pictures of food...General Conference must translate into eating for her. She also has ring pops on her page...because she KNOWS that I have a big pack of ring pops upstairs for Halloween.
Hopefully, being more engaged with my kids, instead of simply "shushing" them will improve our Conference-viewing experience. If all else fails...there's always the ring pops!