Yesterday in church I was having a hard time with Caleb. He was too tired to stand, he wanted to lay down across the seats, he was kicking Sam, he was sitting backward on the seats staring at the people behind us, he fought me whenever I dragged him up again.
I have recently thought that kids cannot be expected to know how to worship if they are not taught. Therefore, I'm pretty strict about the behavior I expect from the boys during the service. They're only in there for the first 25 minutes or so, and then they go to children's church, so it's not an unreasonably long amount of time. They've also been told the expectations beforehand. But Caleb's SO tired, he can't see, Sam's in the way, blah, blah, blah. Sam, on the other hand, is really starting to participate. I know that this is mostly an age issue, but I still feel like I should be at least enforcing the "Stand up, this is one of the ways we show respect for the Lord in His house." rule.
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