A member of our ward Bishopric mentioned that we should be attending ALL of our meetings. This wasn't even spoken to those who leave after one meeting (and there are plenty of those) -- but to those in our ward who saunter the hallways chatting during Sunday School.
I'll admit it, I've been guilty of it before -- but once I started my calling in Young Women's I really wanted to be a good example to those girls. Of course, when I was 9 mo pregnant with Spencer it hurt to sit so bad I would sometimes take a lap during Sunday school just to shake-off the old tailbone (it also still hurt for almost 2 years after he was born -- am I the only one that happened to?). Fortunately, in the past few months I've found some Sunday School teachers who are really great. Right now we're in a Marriage class which has been REALLY great. Thankful that I'm excited to go to Sunday School right now.
Of course, after the gentle reminder the bishopric member said that he understood that having a young child might prevent you from attending Sunday School.
Of course, in my head I thought a few things:
1) Why? You need to be an example to the kids, that meetings are what you do on Sunday so they'd better get used to it.
2) It doesn't take both parents walking the halls with the kid... if that's how they've chosen to handle their distruptions.
3) What about people with tailbone issues? Why single out children? :D
Anyway, interesting that people need to be reminded to attend meetings. I mean, why do we go in the first place? I realize that much of why I go is social. I enjoy seeing my friends. But as I've grown older I really appreciate getting a bit of spritual nourishment in my "cup."