They weren't exactly cooperative. Someone always has "something" that will take "just a minute" (said in a exasperated tone of voice!) and when one decides to say that, it is license for the others to follow. The thought process is, "Oh, he or she is not coming yet so *I* don't have to come either." And so it goes....most every night.
That night as Tim and I waited in the living room pleading with them to come for prayer Tim called out,
"Don't make us have to have more kids to try to get some obedient ones!"
He's a very funny man! I do love being married to that funny man!