Thursday, June 5, 2008

VBS - Day Four

Day 4- Vacation Bible School. 65 kids, 25 volunteers, 24 pounds of corn starch, one box of Borax, 4 boxes of food coloring, 12 dozen cookies, 8 gallons of fruit punch and 250 paper plates later, we have only one day left to go.

The kids have been great, but quite "squirley". Trying to get them to move from one activity to the next was like trying to herd cats to the river to teach them how to swim. As soon as you would get some of them going a direction, the rest of them would be running the other direction.

Day One was like a Chinese Fire Drill gone awry. Day Two was a little better. The kids were in more of a routine. Day Three, everyone was beginning to really tire. Now we're on Day Four, with one to go.

This was the day last year that my co-director and I drank one too many diet cherry cokes from Sonic and agreed to direct this year. Today is the day when everything sort of falls into place, and it seems a little sad to only have one day left. Today is the day of hope and optimism for a better next year.

Even so, I watched my mom, director of the preschoolers, look tired as she chased yet another toddler through the church. The toddler thought it was all a game, and squealed all the way down the hall. We had another child bite, and a crew leader yell at her kids for eating their cookies too soon.

That was enough to bring me back down to reality: VBS is WORK. Albeit God's work. It still makes you sleep very well at the end of the day.

These children are little blessings. We are are fortunate to be able to work with them and share God's story and His love.

This year has been, and will continue to be, wonderful. But I do look forward to going back to making no decisions and just being a snack Goddess...

1 comment:

ThePrincessMommy said...

Truly . . it was loads of fun to do just ONCE!