Any tips on how to handle this? I would really like to participate in the entire Paschal Divine Liturgy but my kids have other ideas. Last year we were only able to stay until shortly after Liturgy began, both of my kids were just done at that point. They're four and two this year. The four year old could probably handle it, but it's the two year old I'm worried about. She is difficult to manage in church in general.
I'm always pleased and relieved when we make it through DL on a Sunday morning, and that's when they're well-rested!
My kids are unused to the type of service that the DL is, and they are absolutely out of control sometimes. We went to Pascha, but we had to leave a bit early and couldn't stay for the food. Hopefully next year, when they are more used to the Sunday morning service, we'll be able to take them with more sucess to the midnight service.