Monday, October 6, 2014

Lest by any means...


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:


and this...


...and 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?

12 comments:

  1. You get an A+ for efforts to do this and inspire others to do it!!!

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  2. Lol and thanks for the dose of reality! I had to get a gas station got cocoa just to motivate myself to get things back in order. And that's after the kids helped;)

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  3. Good Morning Joscelyn, I really want to thank you for your consistent example of being a righteous mother. You are inspiring and have the greatest ideas. We made conference t-shirts as we watched/listened. We have decided that we are going to make matching pj pants and we can all have conference jammies and sleep sweetly in them. We are also making conference blocks for Christmas gifts to family who have young children. Have a WONDERFUL day and week!
    Shelly in Utah

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, I appreciate that! And what a cute idea to make them into matching PJs! Great tradition. Great idea! Thanks again for the feedback and kind words!!

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  4. Love your blog, thank you so much for all you are willing to share with those of us who aren't lucky enough to actually know you in person! I loved Emmalee's General Conf. Jeopardy last October, do you think you will have anything like that for us again this year?

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    1. I will ask Emmalee...and let you know! Thanks for the lovely comment!

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  5. Such fun pictures. Our house looked very similar to yours. Sometimes I wonder how much we really understand from conference. But then I have to step back and realize it's an obedience thing. We are turning our eyes and ears (even if the 2 year old is screaming) to the prophets. It's a good thing we can go back and reread/re watch. :)

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    1. So very true! And great point on the obedience thing! And this mess is so not representative of the way it really can look over conf. Weekend or any given day really,, let's be serious! Haha

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  6. Oh, I love this one. The pictures just show exactly what it should; having fun and being together as a family. I have found that even when you don't think children are listening they do.
    Blessings for all that you did to prepare and share for conference weekend.

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