I stayed the night at my brother’s house last night and before bed he gathered his family together to read the bible.
A couple chapters in I started to get sleepy and realized I really had to pee.
His three small children were squirming around and trying to be quiet.
The 4-year-old leaned over to me and whispered, “This is boring.”
All I wanted to say was, “I know. I think so too.”
All I said was, “Shhh. It’s almost over.”
Six chapters later I wanted to stand up and shout, “You have bored the hell out of this 24-year-old. Imagine how your poor kids are feeling!”
Instead I got up to pee.
This out loud, monotone, mandatory reading from John was like torture.
That would be enough to teach three small children some life lesson.
With a 15-minute attention span I think eight chapters is too much.
One chapter. Two if they are short.