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Where do you get those quiet children?

This week we were in mass, our usual Saturday evening mass, with my parents, the 5 kids and Brian and I. Gracie was lit on Saturday so she lasted all of 5 minutes before my Dad had to take her out. Not 5 minutes later Abby had to be removed from the sanctuary. Our church doesn't have a baby room, we have a vestibule at the back of the church where you can hear but the kids can romp around. It isn't ideal but it works. My parents were good enough to give Brian and I a break and take the girls out to the vestibule so we could sit with the 3 other kids and listen (for a change :D). I noticed two pews ahead of us this very sweet little girls, probably about 18 months old... maybe a little older. She sat on her moms lap then quietly moved to her grandmother. For the next 45 minutes this kid hardly made a peep. She would babble quietly, get shooshed and quiet down.

I sat there thinking why is it that neither one of my kids is quiet. I guess it is like repayment for my big mouth growing up. I have always been verbal so it shouldn't surprise me that what comes around goes around. I really wanted to go up to that Mom afterwards and ask her what her secret was.


ferfischer 1:22 PM  

my kids aren't "quiet" either. They are active, and loud. There is a reason we don't do a ton of stuff in quiet places, like a church. They're getting better as they get older -- there IS hope! :)

Anonymous 10:28 PM  

I have one of those kids who will sit quietly--and I can't really take much credit for it. I'm sure we all so the same things--come prepared with distractions, make sure their needs are met prior to any event, etc. I'm also a major hardass on follow through. It is my way or the highway and those sad little baby tears do little to dissuade me. Oh, and lots of snacks...everywhere.

Kristen 11:08 PM  

I wish that stuff worked. We go to church with quiet snacks (no crinkly bags), sippy cups, a baby doll and baba, books and whatever the toy of the day is. And that doesn't even begin to fill the need. They're just loud as heck. :D

Michelle 7:50 AM  

I 2nd Anonymous!

Ava is a quiet child. I don't know if we can take credit for it either. I often wonder how much is nature vs. nurture. Seems to me like she takes after her father and myself (nature). We're peaceful people and we live in a peaceful house and we're peaceful drivers etc. etc. etc.

Lincoln, on the other hand, oy! Time will tell but it's not looking bright so far...



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