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Question = Is it okay for us to bring a bag of chocolate cheerios and let them eat them in church?
I’m sure others will. I’d just like to note that my grandchildren are nearly 6, 4, nearly 3 and 11 months. They have had bottles/been nursed in church, but have never needed to eat in church - all four have been going to Mass regularly since they were just a few weeks old.
My twins are flower girls in a wedding this weekend. They are just over 2yo. …
I do intend to teach them church is a special place and I think actually it will be okay on Saturday because they will recognize that it’s something special. But out of respect for the bride and groom I don’t want to disrupt anything.
Since your twins are flower girls I assume this is a family wedding, and the additions of children, the disruptions of little people would be welcome.
At a recent family wedding one of my grandsons exclaimed nice and loudly, “I can see the princess” when he caught sight of his cousin in her wedding dress. Later though his younger brother had to be removed from the church as he was, even more loudly wanting “it, in bag” especially as we had no idea what ‘it’ was.
Then they are going to church on Sunday since, well, I am going and we’ll all be together (Mom has not yet “seen the light,” but she’ll be there too unless she sits in the car)…2yo = short attention spans. Tendency to randomly start moaning and crying. Food = best way to keep kids quiet, normally. Then there’s Sunday…Help wanted. Thanks.
Sit where they can see what is happening in the sanctuary on Sunday, but where you can get out relatively easily if necessary. Take some kind of quiet toy, a favourite doll or fluffy toy, if that will help. If either girl gets too noisy, take her out, until she calms down, then take her back.
My other suggestion is that you start to make church-going part of normal Sunday routine, so that when these events come up it is something perfectly normal for your daughters.