Not at an assembly because the only time anyone tried it I told them to 'bite me'.
But at the kingdum hall, there was this one MS who was always trying to move up doing 'back of the hall' duty. I had a little one who was really colliky and cranky as a bear with a sore butt. There was not much I could do to soothe her except pace the back of the hall or at least stand there and rock her.
One sunday, she was being particularly difficult and I had been under a lot of fire for not coming to the meetings regularly so even with a cranky little one, I came to the hall.
As I'm standing in the back trying to keep her occupied and rocking back and forth, this young stinker comes up to me and says, " you need to do a better job of controling (childs name)." I snapped back, outloud so that at least the last four rows heard me, "If you really cared you'd offer to hold her for a little while so that I could sit down and actually hear a meeting for the first time in 14 months!" As I said this, I simply placed her in his arms. She grabbed hold of his tie and seemed facinated. He was standing there with a toddler chewing on his silk tie and looked at the elder sitting in the back row for direction. The elder just shook his head and laughed outloud.
I took my seat and listened to the first public talk that I had heard in several months. It was pretty good too. All the while I could hear (childs name) in the back cooing at said MS and mangling his tie. At the song, he returned my kidlett and just shook his head smiling.
Edited to add the following:
OMG that is so funny, Candidly! I took so long typing up my reply that I did not see yours above... LOL... we have soooo much in common! LOL
i had a cranky infant once and the only way to sooth him was to walk and walk and walk... an attendant fussed at me told me to take my seat and i HANDED him the baby and said " whew thanks my feet are killing me" and started walking off. lmao..he hurried up and caught me and gave me the baby back and laughed.