In the dream world that takes place in my head, Sunday is a day of worship and fellowship at church, and a nice day of relaxing and spending time with family.
In reality, it is actually a hectic mess. It never fails. Every Sunday morning starts out crazy, and every Sunday night ends with me being completely exhausted. That is also the day the kids both decide they are not going to nap until 5 pm, which means they are going to wake up at 7 and be wide awake...for hours!
My husband serves at the church several times a month, which leaves me alone with the kids to get ready. I have tried a few different routines in the morning, and nothing seems to work for me. I've tried getting myself completely ready first (rarely happens because the kids always need something), I've tried getting the kids completely ready as soon as they wake up so that it's just me that needs to get ready. I've tried to do both at the same time. Something seems to always come up. Either my mostly potty trained son has an accident, we can't find his shoe, my daughter has a blow out, or I have been up literally all night and am slower than molasses.
When it's just me and the kids, we rarely make it to the 2nd service, which is at 9:30, and sometimes we don't even make it to the 11 o-clock service.
I have been asked to re-join the nursery ministry, which means I would have to be at church by 9:15 on those Sundays. I haven't given an answer yet, because I can't see how that is possible for me right now.
How are your Sundays? How do you get your family out the door for church, or any event?