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[Comments] (5) Finish Line: I have officially survived the busy season...NOT! Even though today is the 15th, the government has extended its filing deadline until the 17th. Grr. I couldn't even enjoy the weekend.

Susie & I had some Amazon $$ to spend on behalf of the Beet, so we racked our brains this weekend thinking of kids books we liked as children. We came up with Graeme Base's "The Eleventh Hour" & got 8 Bernstein Bear books (it was buy 3 get 1 free), and finished off with "Hop on Pop," one of the few Dr. Seuss books we didn't inherit. I loved Bernstein Bears as a kid, but Susie didn't seem at all interested in them.

We went to church with the Beet for two hours today: sacrament meeting & ward choir practice. Only two people showed up to ward choir, so that was kind of a bust of our time. The Beet was extremely well-behaved until 10 minutes before the meeting ended, when she awoke quite hungry. I had to play the closing song so I handed her off to Susie to give her the bottle in the lobby. I could hear her screaming in the lobby the whole time. I was so distracted I missed my cue for the closing hymn.

Maggie didn't want a bottle from Susie, as that is my job. But Susie couldn't play the closing hymn, so there you have it. Church wouldn't be so bad if it weren't riddled with service requirements accompanying the baby-ness. Luckily, we don't have to go back to Priimary until June.

I feel like I am judged in church by how well my baby behaves. Which probably explains why all the young couples with children sit on the back rows. But it's hard to play the organ at the front of the chapel and take care of a baby on the back row of the chapel. Eventually, we'll get the hang of it. Until then, heaven help us.

Still planning on taking the Beet to meet the Chadwicks for Mother's Day, and to meet the Richardson's for Memorial Day. Good thing she (mostly) likes her car seat!


Posted by Kristen at Sun Apr 15 2007 18:03

It is hard to fulfill duties and callings while having a baby to care for. Gunnar still won't take a bottle from me or from Aaron so I have to time his feeding right so I can teach the last hour. We used to sit in the back but now we have to sit in the foyer because Lily is such a distraction to the other kids we sit by. She only wants to play and socialize and if we try to stop her she throws the worst tantrums lately. That's what you have to look forward to!

Posted by Susie at Mon Apr 16 2007 09:53

It is time to accept that I like the Berenstain Bears. Thanks for giving Maggie bottles!

Posted by Sumana at Mon Apr 16 2007 10:43

John, "service requirements" made me laugh out loud. Thank you.

Posted by John at Mon Apr 16 2007 14:31

Yeah, I suppose service requirements is a bit of an oxymoron. I'm not even formally "called" to be the ward choir accompanist. Sister Frazier is. But for some reason I always end up doing it and she doesn't.

Posted by Susie at Mon Apr 16 2007 15:17

It's because if you don't do it the choir doesn't sing and them we have to play another hymn.

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