I go to a large church with a lot of families. There are wonderful children that I enjoy seeing every week, and then there a few that kick the pews, scream in their seats, and quite frankly distract everyone around them. I'm not a child hater at all. I just don't understand why parents allow their children to act that way in any public area, especially a place of worship that encourages silence for meditation.
This week there was a traveling homilist who came to my faith community, and I literally couldn't hear him because of the disruptive children in front of me. I'm not talking about a small baby crying, I'm talking a full-out tantrum. I missed the whole message, and it sounded like a really good one so I'm especially dissapointed.
I try not to let loud children in church distract me. I just thought since so many women complained about their mother in laws and bridesmaids, I could share my feelings too. Excuse me for trying.