All went well during the prelude music.
The opening hymn was Scatter Sunshine.
If you are familiar with the church hymns and have experience playing some of them, you probably know that while this song isn't particularly difficult, it is a bit more challenging than the bulk of the songs in the hymn book. Particularly on the organ where it's a struggle to know when to connect the notes, or not.
So I start playing, and my kids start fighting (Um, hello? Were they not paying attention? They are supposed to be scattering sunshine!).
They end up walking up to the organ and fighting while I am struggling to play the hymn. I am now attempting to play the hymn (FAIL!), watch the chorister (EPIC FAIL!), and discipline my children (SUCCESS!). I forced them to sit on the stand and be quiet.
The congregation had the benefit of seeing my children look something like this until we could return to our pew:
I think they looked like this, except Sara is about 3 years older now.
And she was more mad than she was in this picture.
And Rebecca was mad too.
So yeah, just use your imagination...
Today was an example of why I should not be the ward organist. Surely there must be somebody else?