Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Primary Blues

This post is a plea for help. Remember when I posted how great Dustin was doing in primary? How he just transitioned without a hitch and everything was great and cute? Yeah, that was for 3 weeks. Week 4 was a total and complete meltdown, and it's been that way ever since. Now it's wailing and screaming that he doesn't like Primary and that he's not going to church and that he wants to go back to nursery. Here are a list of reasons that Dustin has given me as to why he doesn't want to go to Primary.

"Dere aren't any no toys"
"We don't even get any snacks"
"It's toooo long"
"I can't sit into dat chair for such a long time"
"I'm bored of dis"
"I can't even play with any friends"
"I'M NOT GOING!"
"I. DON'T. LIKE. CHURCH!"

I don't even know what to tell him! I feel like he's got some valid reasons. It's not reasonable to expect a 3-year-old to sit still and pay attention for 3 hours...is it? Is mine the only kid who can't handle Primary? I've gone and sat in Primary with him and I understand why he gets bored! Popcorn Popping is not enough to get Dustin wiggles out! I'm totally out of ideas. And me forcing him to go, just makes him resent me, and hate it even more! PLEASE HELP!

4 comments:

PJ Productions said...

I am having a similar problem. Jess will go to Primary but she can't sit still to save here life. I will try to make singing time much more interactive this week:)

Clint said...

I forgot to tell you that I mentioned this problem to sis. mertz. I hope you don't mind. She could possibly help with the problem. Something for him to look forward to.

Clint said...

by the way...this is Sara, not Clint =)

Rach said...

Does his teacher make stuff fun for him in class?? Or does he just not like sharing time?