VBS and Art Camp. Ready or not, we are doing this.
This is the big week, the BIG BIG week.
The boys are going to Vacation Bible School, at our very own church. So yes, that means I am going to help. It’s an embarrassingly minimal amount of helping, really. I basically signed up to help lead around 2nd and 3rd graders and listen to them say Bible verses. I haven’t decorated or contributed in any other way.
So why is this a big deal?
Because we have the only two church kids in the country who live in terror of VBS, apparently. What is wrong with us?
This probably just has more to do with the fact that they are little apples that fell from big apple trees.
It’s true. Alan and I didn’t like VBS either. Not even a little. Not even at all.
Alan didn’t like singing songs with motions and making crafts. I was painfully shy, so I didn’t like having to sit by kids I didn’t know. Plus I had a strong distaste for making crafts, being in a class where the kids were rowdy, or playing games that required any level of athleticism.
Alan and I both agreed that Kool-aid and cookie time was the saving grace of VBS.
Everyone else’s kids seem to love it. Must just be us.
So, yeah, I’m ridiculously nervous about this week. But we’re doing it anyway.
The big boys will do Art Camp in the mornings, which they are also nervous about, and VBS in the evenings.
On the upside, I don’t have to cook dinner this week.
By the end of the week, we’ll be drowning in kid crafts. Oh, wait, that’s right, I have little boys, so really just our trash can will be over-flowing in kid crafts because that’s what they do with those.
Why do we make them go to Vacation Bible School anyway?
Well, I’m glad you asked. (Yes, you did.) I like that they will go and do two hours every evening of things that revolve around Jesus. God loves children. God loves people. Their lives have great value. We love God because He first loved us, and He cares about us and the choices that we make. God will be there for us when it feels like no one else is. All we have to do is ask.
The more that they can be around people saying these things to them, the better. The world has a whole other soul-less message to present to them. Bleh!
And Art Camp? Well, I think it will be good for my little budding artists to build their skills.
I was able to give Joshua a few words of encouragement about VBS, “You know, most of them only go to 5th grade, so you just have to get through one more year of this, and then you can just help with games or something.”
That did seem to help his feelings.
So here we go! VBS this week! Whoop Whoop!
Oh, and you might be happy to know that Daniel, on the other hand, is super pumped to go to VBS.