Yesterday sitting in the back of Primary, the senior kids were behaving so badly. The woman giving sharing time was nervous as it was her first time doing it. I could see pretty much everything that the kids were doing. I was so irritated!! And it wasn't as if the teachers were ignoring it either. They were doing their best. So, when I got up there, I was pretty mad. I told them that if they couldn't behave during sharing time and/or singing time, that the ones that were behaving badly would have to come up and sing a solo. You could have heard a pin drop in that room. They learned the first verse to the new song of the month, and then I had promised to teach them a song in French. So we learned a few lines to "I am a child of God." They behaved much better, and I think they all realize that I mean business. I admit, I don't really like to be mean, but it sure feels good sometimes to give some deserving people a good kick in the rear.
edited: after talking to the primary president today, she shared that there are a few in primary that would misbehave to sing a solo just to get the attention. so, i guess i will have to come up with another option. my favorite so far is to sit quietly (as in the entire senior primary) for one minute. and if someone makes a vocal noise, the minute starts over. or instead of that, making them sit quietly for all of singing time. not sure what i'll do, but i'll come up with something.
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