Sunday, October 28, 2007

Mommy, we going to church again?

This was Emma's first question when we got back into the car, for the 2nd time, to go to church this morning.

On our first trip, I had noticed that the streets were a little quiet for 8:45 a.m., and that the Autobahn was just a little too empty, but I didn't think anything of it. Tamara didn't notice it either and just kept driving. But when we got to the empty church parking lot at 8:58 a.m. we realized that we had been struck by daylight savings time. We decided to head home for some breakfast.

Our friends told us last week, I probably heard someone mention it at work this week, and generally one should just know these types of things. But we didn't.

And so we got the adorable question from Emma after we packed everyone up in the van again, and were heading off to church for the 2nd time at the real 8:40 a.m. Mommy, we going to church again?

On the upside, the sit down, no stress breakfast while I read a short passage from the scriptures in between our two departures was sure nice. We are usually racing and hectic prior to church.

The other plus of the early waking (relative to the new time) was that Ian slept very soundly during the services with grandma B. Grandma B. is a fine sister in the congregation who adopts Ian each Sunday, i.e., holds Ian during the main service while we wrestle with the other four adorable, but sometimes rambunctious children. And who wouldn't get a little restless after an hour long service. Grandma B. and Grandpa B. always say they want to take Ian home after the services, because he is so cute. After an hour long break we are also glad to see him again. It is a great break for us each week.

2 comments:

MollyB, Bloggerin said...

Yeah ... Europe switching a week ahead of the U.S. probably didn't help much, either.

Kimberly said...

I am looking forward to daylight savings time just so we can fake our kids into going to bed an hour earlier. :0 Let's hope it lasts at least for a few weeks.

March 2007