Teaching Sunday School To 2 Year Olds Should Count as a Workout!
Sunday, January 08, 2012
Hubby and I taught Sunday School with the toddlers today. By the time we get ourselves set up, kids checked in and stuff, we are doing the manic teacher dance for an hour and a half. I also have the fun job (really, I think it is fun) of leading the toddlers and a class of older kids in worship time on the days I teach, and this always involves fun, fast songs with lots of activity involved. We are jumping around, spinning around and otherwise shaking our booties for a good long while. And my own 2 year old always wants me to hold him while I'm doing these things, so I'm trying to jump and spin and shake my booty with a 35 pound weight in my arms who giggles and clings to me like a little monkey (I really can't complain about that). Then, it's back to our classroom to organize craft time, snack time and play time. In the midst of all that, we're lifting up little ones, to calm them down, cheer them up or hand them out the door to their parents when it's time to go. Then it's time to clean everything before we head out the door, chasing after our own 3 boys.
When I made it to the car, I found myself wondering how many calories I had burned just "teaching" today. Not that it matters in the end - but it's definitely got all the elements of a workout - cardio, strength, and flexibility.
Have a great week everyone!