I kind of don't love it when I have to choose between good things. Bad vs good, I'm all over that. Good vs good, that is a bit harder.
Last week, Hod had to work during church. #1 didn't nap at appropriate times, so I knew church would probably be a challenge. But we went, got there early, enjoyed sacrament meeting, and then went off to Sunday School so I could teach the young teens. #1 lost it. I had to spend so much time taking care of her that I wasn't able to be a good teacher. Class was a mess, the boys that always struggle were a complete battle, I don't know that anyone learned anything, and if it wasn't for one random boy that shared an AMAZING insight the entire class would have been a giant waste. After class, I knew that there was no way #1 would make it through Relief Society, so we went home so she could sleep. I don't love missing parts of church.
Fast forward to this week: #1 woke up 90 min earlier than normal. This made her morning nap early. That means to get to church on time she would have to be awake forever, or I could choose to miss the first hour of church, give her a nap, actually be able to teach my class without a screaming baby (cause Hod is working again, so I'm on my own and I need #1 to be happy.) and hopefully teach with the Spirit. This week I also plan on going to Relief Society.
But is that a good choice? What is better, having a screaming and tired baby, or missing part of Church so the rest of Church goes well?
I don't love options like this. I really need to find someone who likes sad babies and wants to take #1 when Hod is working. Either way, #1 just fell asleep, so I'm pretty sure I'm not going to make it to Church in 15 min. But when I do get there, I will have a happy baby!