Then came yesterday evening. Family Home Evening, my son loves FHE. He wanted to give "the lesson" on a ziploc bag full of craft supplies he filled during my nap. I was more than happy to pay attention to him and listen to his babble, but I hardly find that a lesson.
And yes, I fully remember the talk that said remember your audience. Ten minute scripture study with a five year old is probably 8 minutes too long. Although I have no idea who said that. But really, we were struggling through family home evening. Then I hit an a-ha. We have a new section in our family home evening-- show and tell. Our four year old gets to find something in the house that he wants to tell us all about.
So our new family home evening schedule is as follows
- Singing- one or more songs depending on how much my daughter is enjoying it, she loves the songs, not to mention J needs to hear them more than just on Sunday, even if singing time at home usually makes him cry
- Show and Tell
- Lesson- which rarely last 2 minutes, unless J is really enjoying himself