Saturday, December 11, 2010

Missing sleep

Can somebody explain to me how it’s healthy for our church’s teens to have weeknight church activities once a week that go until (in most places i’ve seen) 8:30 or 9:00 pm, and then have to get up early in the morning the next day for seminary? Seriously, what’s up with the logic? Have we decided our teenagers are superhuman, and don’t need sleep for healthy functioning?*

No, really—i don’t get it.

* And y’all in the Mormon Dominance Area, where you don’t have early-morning seminary, you don’t get off easy on this one. What i want to know from you is how it helps our youth to pull them away from their academics in the middle of the day, instead of putting gospel study in the home, where all the rhetoric we use says it rightly belongs.

1 comment:

Heather the Mama Duk said...

I never did early morning seminary. Nor will my children. Let's just say I don't have a testimony of schlepping myself out of bed at 4:30 in the morning to drive 20 minutes to church, sit and wait for an hour, and drive back home. Yes, it is all about me.

They do try to get the kids out of our building before 8:30 here. They are pretty good about ending at 8, no later than 8:15. I don't like having the little kids (8-11) there so late either. All the moms complain that they are so tired the next day as well because most of them have 7:30 or 8 pm bedtimes. Except on Wednesday nights.