Sunday, September 21, 2008

The truth about Sunday mornings

Almost every Monday Walker is grounded or has lost a privilege, because the "poor" decisions Walker makes on Sunday morning. It usually starts Saturday night. He will ask,"Is tomorrow church?" " Yes,"I say, "tomorrow is church." Yea!! Then immediately after he starts to say things like;  "I hate church, church is dumb, church is ugly, and I'm not going."But he soon is distracted until Sunday comes along! We have 9:00 O' clock church and we are always in a hurry.  But Walker starts the whining and complaining pretty early on( about Saturday.) This morning he threw a fit about getting on his church clothes, brushing his teeth, and combing his hair. He gets a warning to change his behavior and then a punishment. Walker loves Video games so when I take them away he acts like I am taking away his left arm or something. So He made the choice to be naughty and so I grounded him  from video games. This seems to be our routine almost every Sunday. He loves primary and is fine once we are there, but its getting there that is our problem. And he's only five. I thought "the I hate going to church" stage started at eleven or twelve, not five years old!

6 comments:

Rohan and Jenifer Shearer said...

As wonderful as our two are, we STILL have days where they'll ask "Do we HAVE to go today?" The answer is always the same so you'd think they'd stop asking. Maybe its just a way our kids test the waters to see if we'll break.

Chelsi said...

My kids NEVER do that!! Just kidding, I haven't figured how we can make it to church in the mood for church. Usually I have yelled my head off for a hour!

Brad.Lindsey.Lexi.Rowen said...

Let's all be honest, as a mom I hate Sunday too! It is 10X more work than any other day of the week. A day of rest, hah, more like the most work all week. LOL Cute post.

Meredith said...

HA! That is my life. Only mason hates his teacher.He is doing BETTER..now that is almost OCTOBER!!! Maybe its good that our boys arent friends...they would feed off eachother (hmmmm....like we did!)

Kleinmans said...

That sounds so familiar. My boys are the same way. Although I think I deserve it...I ditched my fair share of sunday school classes and went to visit Bro. Dunkin Donuts instead. =)

Courtney said...

Too funny! I'm just glad I'm not alone. Hank has started doing this too and he is only three...that should make you feel better.;) He always says, "I don't know how to do church. Will you teach me?". Ugh...how do you punish such an innocent comment like that?
Good luck!