I was outnumbered 20 to 1, and I was alone.
There was a 2 year-old pounding on the door, yelling, "I want out of here!" I grumbled, "So do I."
Recently returned from college, 6 months pregnant with our first, and being a good sport, I agreed to babysit for the Relief Society three-hour homemaking meeting. It was not going well, for them or me.
It was unbelievable chaos and I was supposed to do something about it. I think that I was too overwhelmed to even pray. But, suddenly a perfume advertisement that I had read when I was 16 years-old popped into my head. I remembered sitting on my bedroom floor and reading a Seventeen magazine. I turned the page and there was a large picture of a bottle of perfume with the words, "If you want someone's attention WHISPER." With those words blazing in my brain, I picked up a book, sat on the floor next to 2 children, and started to whisper the story to them.