Then the mom grabbed him and sat him on her lap. She whispered something to him and he stopped for maybe 30 secs then he went back playing loudly.
This is very unfortunate. The child is already in the age of understanding. It was so easy to answer the question. She could have easily told him that he is supposed to behave while inside the church. There were other kids his age who can sit quietly in the church. I understand that the crying room is for noisy kids but it doesn't mean that the room is a play room and we should just let our kids do whatever they want to do in it. The other younger kids were more behaved than him. If the child were 1 or 3, it's easier to understand why he couldn't behave but at 5? Geesh! I don't know how I should react or feel about it but I feel guilty because I got so annoyed with the situation. Oh Lord, forgive me. :(