This illustration was published years back in the Baltimore Jewish Times to accompany an article entitled "High Holiday Youth Services". I didn't have children of my own at the time, but now that I do, I realize that my portrayal of youth services was not quite accurate - these kids look absorbed, attentive, happy to be there - quite the opposite of how most kids appear under similar circumstances.
I myself have always had a hard time sitting for three hours through high holiday services (let alone my kids and especially my husband). This is why as a family we've only attended two or three of these services in the past 15 years. Unlike most jews affiliated with a synagogue who tend to flock towards the synagogue during high holidays, we prefer to stay away from the crowds in favor of some family time and a hike in the woods. We're more likely to sit through services on an uneventful Saturday morning, if at all!
However you choose to celebrate the New Year, I wish you and your families a Chag Sameach!