I have a confession, my friends (and this is particularly sad, because a lot of my blog readers were back rowing it with me!) if I sat in the chair rows at church. I'd go inactive.
We've had some car issues. Conner left the lights on in the car on that day where I was really sick. I didn't really think about it, but it drained our battery so much that it was dead on Saturday. We got a jump, but then apparently we didn't charge the battery enough so it was dead again yesterday. Soo.... Drew had to come home (thanks for conducting Valerie!) and we got to church REALLY late!!!! Like, there were 15 minutes left in the meeting late. So, I hauled the boys onto the back row.
Chairs are jungle gyms to little boys. We were going on the chair, through the chair, on top of the chair... and almost every other little child around us was doing the same thing. Plus, you're so far back I didn't really even feel like I was in the same room as the speaker. "Hello up there, my kids are whispering and being really annoying, but you'll never know because you're just a dot way up there!!!!!"
Our ward has WAY too many rows set-up at the back of the chapel. We probably do need an overflow area, but i know there are plenty of folks that like to sit out there regardless.
We are just not one of them.
Anyway, nice incentive for me to make sure my car is working next week. And perhaps we can all scoot a little closer so everyone in our ward can sit on a bench and feel a part of the meeting.