Jason had to work last night and I was dying to go to church, so I went without him. (He has to sleep Sunday morning.) My ten year old and my eight year old wanted to go to "big people" church with me and I thought, "why not?". I told them they might get bored but they would have to be quiet and stay anyway. My ten year old was very good. My eight year old was not.
I didn't think to tell Gabe he would also need to sit still. And if he dropped the one little toy I told him he could bring in, that he couldn't jump up, hit the back of the lady in front of him, run over the lady sitting beside him, and snatch it out of the isle, especially while the pastor was looking our direction.
I also thought he already knew not to put his feet on the chairs if he had shoes on. And if he takes his shoes off, he really shouldn't swing them around by the shoelaces in church.
Oh, and I forgot that when he yawns, he also adds this very loud noise with his voice. I think he has always done that, so he didn't understand why I was spanking him with my eyes the three or four times he did that!
IF he ever comes with me again, I apparently need to explain the difference between church and the movie theatre.
It was all very embarrassing. And he is grounded from all things electronical today.