The current toddler Mass thread got me thinking about my kids. And I realized that with all the knowledge here, someone will be able to help me with my latest problem. Jack (who will be 5 in a few weeks) doesn’t like to go to Mass. It’s “boring” and “too long”.
Jack is fairly well behaved at Mass. He sits still and usually doesn’t talk. We’re working on getting him to leave Grace alone during Mass (he likes to touch her, try to make her smile, etc – which usually makes her scream because he gets too close to her). While I’m glad he is well behaved, I hate that he dislikes it. He always asks if we HAVE to go, how much longer, is it over yet, etc.
What do you do with your kids in this age group? He’s getting old enough to understand what’s happening, but nothing we’ve done has sparked his interest. For a while, we stopped letting him read/color, but I’m thinking we need to go back to that, with stuff that is Mass focused. (DH isn’t sure about this, so I’d love opinions either way!)