In January our church time changed from 11-2pm to 1-4pm. All of our children take naps from 1-4pm so we were not too excited about the change. What are we supposed to do? Nap time is sacred. We, as parents, need it and the kids need it too. Spencer and I discussed possible ways to get the children to sleep from 11-12:30. Here was Spencer's plan.
Put the couch in the middle of the family room. Have the children run around the couch two hundred times. RIDICULOUS, but we gave it a try. Desperate time, desperate measure, right?
I ran with them for 50 laps. I got tired. They kept going for another 40 something laps. That ended up being about a half of a mile. (I do realize this isn't the best Sabbath day activity).
After we ran we did a lot of this...
In truth, the silly plan didn't work. And all that we have tried to get them to nap before church has failed.
So on Sundays we have settled with having two rather tired children who go to bed early that night.