When you have small children and you need to keep them occupied for over an hour, you make sure to bring snacks to sacrament meeting. Our snack of choice today was goldfish. It is the perfect little snack. It is easy to hold, tastes quite yummy, and generally does not make a big mess.
Eli made it through most of the meeting before I had to pull out the goldfish. He sat snugly on my lap and opened the ziploc bag and began to chow down on little orange bits of deliciousness. He must have been eating for at least 5 minutes.
I don't know...maybe there was a renegade pepper flake on a cracker or a bit of dust floating around in the room, but whatever it was, it found a cozy resting place in one of Eli's nostrils.
Did I mention that he was chowing down on goldfish?
Alexa and Kelsey probably didn't know that Eli had been eating goldfish, but they became very aware of it when the entire contents of his mouth ended up on their backs, their hair, their legs and the pew in front of them due to two very cute and well-timed sneezes.
I was laughing so hard I had to bury my head in his back to muffle the laughter. I think I heard a bit of giggling behind me as well. Actually, there was a lot of giggling behind me because their parents were sitting behind us. I started handing them baby wipes in an attempt to wipe it all up.
You know that we do come to church to be humbled. Kelsey and Alexa...do you feel humble now?