He is usually tolerant of being in the adult Sunday School class with me, and sits in the sanctuary with my husband and me through the song service, before becoming restless and saying interesting things in a loud voice. Lately I've spent most of the church service walking the halls with him. Not sure what else to do. This is our first child, so it's all new territory. What do the rest of you do? I'm considering going only for Sunday School, then going home. Will it make things worse not to expose him to at least sitting in church for a short time? I'm afraid that if I continue walking the halls with him, he will come to expect that and will never acclimate to the nursery. Maybe I'm asking too much of a 2-year-old?
I volunteer in the nursery once every two months or so, and have seen other toddlers who cry and then are "OK" after their parents leave. By "OK" I mean they quiet down, but are usually subdued and sad the rest of the time. I am not comfortable doing that to my son.
Thanks in advance for any ideas!