Kids in church
If you’re anything like me, church can be hard with little ones. Until my son turned 3, my husband and I would take turns taking him to the back of the church, missing the majority of the mass. We tried so many things to occupy him so we could focus on the service:
-Trucks (can roll a few pews away)
-Crayons (too loud – that is probably NOT a problem for most kids but my son would draw like he was out of control)
-Food (either was gone in a second or too messy)
-Other toys (he would either want us to play or he would get too crazy with them).
-Books worked for a while but they didn’t hold his attention.
And then we found the Crayola Color Wonders.
If you haven’t used them before, they are markers that ONLY draw on the special pages. We didn’t have to worry about him drawing on anything that he shouldn’t and they’re quiet. They were our saving grace. Now that he’s 4 he’s doing much better and is starting to get more out of church but I’m sure we’ll go through the same thing with his 1 year old brother when he gets older. At least we found something that worked for us.
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