Today was the last day of Sunday School until September. It was really pretty sad. I had no idea how attached I would get to these kids. I guess this is kind of what teachers feel like at the end of the year.
On one hand we no longer have to wake up early on Sundays. I know that’s awful to say that we won’t go to church in the summer. We should go to church all year long. But have you ever been to church with five kids? It’s not pretty. And I don’t think God wants all that fighting and thoughts of cursing and the look of “you just wait until we get out of God’s house and in to our own home.”
But on the other hand I have a super, duper class of first and second graders. And now I won’t get to see them for the rest of the summer. Or at least until Vacation Bible School in August.
I had so much fun being a Shepard at Sunday School this year. It’s awesome to see how excited these kids get about the activities we do. They are learning about God, but not in a boring sit-and-be-quiet-while-I-preach-to-you way. But in a fun-you-don’t-even-realize-you’re-learning kind of way.
And I’m learning too. I went to Sunday School as I child, but I don’t remember a whole heck of a lot of it. I kind of slipped away from church after my parents stopped forcing me to go. It wasn’t until about two years ago when I decided I wanted my kids to enjoy church that I started back to church.
I remember the major stories; Adam & Even, Noah and the Ark, the Christmas story of Jesus’ birth and the Easter store of Jesus death and resurrection. But this year we talked about Abraham and his sons and recently our unit was on Jacob and Esau. I had forgotten these stories. It’s like I’m back in Sunday School again. And it’s fun.
So this summer I will use this time to read to the kids from their children’s bible and go through some of the stories. We will attend Vacation Bible School in August. The kids always really like that. And we will wait until next year where I can great my new class of first and second graders [including Skyler & Spencer]. I can’t wait.