Last week, someone told me that they'd never want to post a picture of their family watching #LDSConf, because the kids always make such a mess. So I thought I'd ease your worries. If you're thinking you're the only one with kids who were rowdy, messy, or loud (or crabby or whiny or fighting...) during the 8+ hours of attempted General Conference-watching this weekend, you're not.
And to prove it, here are pictures. Even at our house where the best laid plans start out like this...
...and devolve into this. (*Which really is NOT representative of the real mess that we made on Saturday, but cleaned up Sunday...Saturday was mayhem with play dough, toys, and papers everywhere.)
Steve is sporting a fireman's hat which is fitting, since he and I both take turns putting out fires to keep the General Conference watching as "smooth" as possible. Volume control? Forget about it!
But for all the shhhhh-ing (Honor learned how to put her finger to her lips and shush this weekend, and she thought it was hilarious. In fact, she thought everything we did was hilarious! Everything her siblings did, however, just made her scream!)
But for all the shushing and/or hushing...or other choice methods, there are moments like this:
Oh, and this...
That make me think I can put up with the craziness all over again...in six months.
That should be enough time to recover, don't you think?