Luke sat through the entire hour of sacrament meeting today!! I can count on less than one hand how many times this has happened since he was born. Amazing! I owe it all to my recent birthday gift. Yay for the iPod Touch! Luke entertained himself with this Bubbles App for at least 20 minutes.
My sister-in-law, Kirsten, asked me last week if it was bad that she entertained her son with a game on her iPod during sacrament meeting. I said, "No! It's just like an extension of a coloring book. Don't feel bad!"
Well... now I am questioning my own practices. I got up towards the end of the meeting today to nurse Charlie and noticed that the 2 kids in the pew in front of us were playing games on iPods. My judgmental self immediately thought, "I can't believe their parents would let them play those video games during sacrament meeting!" Is the harmless bubble app really an "extension of a coloring book" or am I setting my 2 year old up to play video games during sacrament meeting for the rest of his life? I'm so conflicted. What if this is just the beginning of his video game addiction and then he looks like this kid -
I am at the point with Luke that I will do almost anything I have to do to get him to sit through sacrament meeting. I'm shoving fruit snacks down his throat and bringing a backpack with toys and crayons. I'm not sure if spending a load of money at Deseret Book for church themed activities is the answer either. Perhaps there is a religious themed App I could download onto my iPod? That would solve a lot of problems.