For four Wednesday nights in October and March, and for 5 consecutive nights in June, my friend T. is my hero.
She is the Children's Ministry Director at our church, and is in charge of all the kids activities. She plans great games, fun crafts, yummy snacks, and then ties them all in to a Bible story. The kids LOVE it. I do not.
I do volunteer to help, every time. I am flexible, and tell her to put me where ever she needs me. After several years of this arrangement, T. has decided that I work best at registration. I LOVE it. I do not have to be responsible for any child at any given time. And for the the 30 seconds that I do come in contact with any child, I can be nice! Not to give you the wrong idea, kids are great. I love mine. But, have you ever tried to get 16 1st graders to sit still and listen to the story?? Have you every heard the blood - curdling screams of delight? times 16+? Oh my. One hundred of them screaming in the sanctuary? Singing their little hearts out? I prefer to watch. From a DISTANCE. (oh, and the parents were not to happy when I let the girls put glitter in their hair....)
I love registration. And the best part? Since I am a FABULOUS volunteer, I show up an hour early and they feed my entire family! Last week was soup and salad night...with pb&j sandwiches, grilled cheese and fruit cobbler. Tonight? Pork tenderloin, green beans, applesauce and brownies....who doesn't love that? I wonder what next week will be...
As for T., she loves it. And does a wonderful job. And without her, my kids would never know what a great mom looks like... Thank You, T. for picking up my slack!