Monday, June 17, 2013
Part of it's my own fault, really; I live in the Bible belt... and I honestly don't do well when there are kids around me 24/7. ;) I yell a lot.
So, to mitigate that, I take advantage of what is likely a unique southern phenomenon:
Vacation Bible School.
Now, before you protest, yes, I know that they have VBS elsewhere. But what makes it unique here is the sheer pervasiveness of the programs. Nearly every church has one, and the best part is that there are *so many* churches here that it's entirely possible, with careful planning you can participate in one every week, or nearly so.
Why would anyone want to do this? Well, in short, free babysitting. Most VBS sessions run 2-3 hours, a couple for 4. They usually run either in the morning (starting at 9) or in the evening (starting at 6.) There are tons of kids, crafts, projects, singing... and the kids have a ball.
It's also the only time that my husband and I get date nights. ;)
We're on our third VBS. We've done two weeks' worth already, one at a Baptist church, one at a Presbyterian church. This week's is at a Methodist church. So we're exposing the kids to lots of different viewpoints, too!
And best of all? Two weeks ago, my little girl asked Jesus to come into her heart.
This actually made my Grandpa cry.