Monday, June 16, 2008

And now Playing at the....

couldn't really think of a good title for this post. There ya go.

This week is VBS. I have been so dreading VBS this year. I can't really say why because once I'm there and in it, I don't mind it so very much. Somebody dropped off their 3 year old tonight. Kinda young to be dropped off at the church door. She came in with her 10 year old brother, but he is Mr. Dicipline-Challenge. I don't know if she thought he would take care of her or what. The kid still sucks his thumb. Oh, man. What a challenge to love and to be kind.

I guess that's part of the reason I wasn't looking forward to VBS. I am a disciplinarian. I'm not mean, or rude, but I expect my children and those in my car5e to be respectful, attentive, and most of all obedient. I don't tolerate disrespect. I just don't even expect it. After I've established that kind of relationship with a kid, then we can be friends. I like having little kids for buddies, but that in no way means I'ma let 'em walk right over me. I don't think so. Most kids I meet respond very well to my expectations. I can't recall in recent times when a child left alone in my care has not measured up. It's usually the kids whose parents are hanging around that don't obey as easily. One little girl in particular. She knows her mom is watching (come to think of it her brother does this too) and so instead of obeying she runs off to boo-boo to her mother. If given absolute charge of said children, I don't think there would be a problem.

I didn't have to come up with crafts this year so that was great! It's funny. I teach art at our co-op, but ask me to come up with a few crafts and I kinda freak out. I'm not an ideas girl. I am an executor, a planner, a git-r-done kinda girl. Don't ask me to think of all those fresh clever ideas. It makes me nervous. I get too worried about letting people down.

So, 1 night of VBS down, 4 more to go. I probably wont' be around much for the next week or so. Vbs = busy busy busy times.