Our church has nursery only through age 3. When a child turns 4, it is time to have them in the sanctuary full time. I have tried to take Jonah to things on occasion in there but when he sees his daddy up front, he wants to be with him. Since then, I have decided business meeting nights are a great time to try since we don't have a nursery.
So, a couple of weeks ago, we headed to "big church." Jonah ran straight to his daddy and in great daddy fashion, he got thrown in the air. He loved it. Everyone smiled and laughed, including me. What I did not realize was that was only solidifying the fact that Jonah thinks he does not have to be quiet or still in there.
Dan walked up the steps to grab the stand and Jonah asked if he could help. So, he followed his daddy up the steps and did his part to carry the other end.
We sat down and waited for the meeting to start when Jonah asked if he could take a picture of the stand he carried. So, for your viewing pleasure, I present...THE STAND!
I had somewhat of a difficult time keeping him entertained and quiet but he did okay overall. The funniest moment came at the end when Dan called on Mr. Art to pray. I picked Jonah up and said "Jonah, it is time to pray. Close your eyes!" Then, in a regular voice, Jonah said "Dear God, thank you for mommy, daddy and Max!" I hated to shush him but I had to do it. He was so sincere and did not understand why Art could pray and he couldn't.
After the meeting ended, he ran straight to MeMaw to do some "smashing!" That is their newest game and Jonah squeals with delight when they play it!