It’s fun to let them see just how wrong they are.
Because here’s my secret weapon: 6th graders. I put my little ones next to the big ones and watch them both behave!
Although 6th graders are not always less likely to squirm than preschoolers, they have a lot of pride.
And the little ones? They want to act like big kids!
So when we troop in, hand-in-hand with our big buddies, skipping and talking and laughing, I know that when we sit down, we will be quiet and pay attention.
We had just gotten settled with our snack when Timmy began blessing his food just like Father Greg does at Mass!!!
In this case, the 6th graders want to be good examples and teach their little friends how to behave in church. The preschoolers want to act like big kids. It’s definitely a win-win situation … and I get to pay attention, too! 🙂