Sunday, January 20, 2008

Forever on a Sunday

Alex gave his talk today in sacrament meeting. His talk was fine, then the Stake Relief Society president spoke. Her talk was okay, but just a tad long. Then our musical number - which was the song "Ofa 'i 'api" - which is Tongan for "Love at Home", sung by a trio of Polynesian gals from our ward. Lovely, and they sang the whole song. In Tongan.

Which put us a little late going into the 4th quarter high council speaker. Let's just say, he was a slow starter. I told my husband I was going to get up and leave at 10:15 (5 minutes after we SHOULD be done). He told me I wasn't. Turns out HE left at 10:00 to take Danny home (who was hacking up a lung). The high councilman went not 5, but 10 minutes over. I stayed in my seat the whole time. I refused to be dictated to by genetics. Frankly, the parenting class that we've been going to for the last eternity has had a positive effect on my patience. Compared to our class (which is supposed to be 1 1/2 hours - but often goes over) sacrament meeting seems downright short.

We have a youth fireside tonight - I hope it doesn't go over. After all, Sunday is my day of rest.


Keira said...

What do you mean "never on a Sunday"? Lock your doors and "rest" all you can, is what I say.

crashhanna said...

Are you too young to remember Mom and Dad "resting" between Sunday meetings? You can't tell me Dad was taking a nap. I'll never believe that one.

Keira said...

I AM too young. May I always be.

Suzanne said...

I don't remember having a break between meetings. But I wanted to say, you showed such restraint by staying. I have NO patience for speakers that feel the need to go over. While I feel bad for some that have two minutes to start and wrap up a talk in two minutes, they don't need to punish the rest of us. Hmmm, I need to wrap this up. It's getting too wordy.