Friday, February 15, 2008
My church calling right now is in the Nursery. I have had a few trying times in there but mostly it has been very rewarding. We had 11 children before the end of the year where we lost most of the older ones to the Sunbeam class. Now we have majority two or younger in our nursery and it has been a whole new class. The first thing we learned is that anything we do these little ones can do faster than the older ones. IE: coloring--what took a while for the older ones to do using different colors of crayons, only takes the littler ones a moment to swipe the page with a color. So we adjust. We also learned that just about anything occupys these guys, even sitting on the table and waiting for parents. As little as they are though, they get across what they want to do. One little one that isn't old enough to talk yet, went over to the open space and held his hand out for ring around the rosy. We caught on. We go on a "reverence train" to teach them how walk in the chapel. I have to admit that I miss interacting with the sisters but I am learning that there is a time and place for everything. The best thing we can do is to enjoy the time we are in. For those that went to time out.....I guess I am getting comfortable in these pair of shoes!