I haven't actually attended VBS in I can't even remember how long. I'm pretty sure I was still in high school, and we were spending a few weeks at Auntie Tonya and Uncle Tom's in Roscommon. It was such a fun time.
The VBS at our church started last night, and I got talked into being a group guide. So my first VBS in who knows how long, and I have to lead these children through the different stations, and help them, etc. So to say the least, I was a bit hesitant, I often don't have a full grasp of my own faith, and I'm supposed help lead a group of 9-11 year olds through theirs???
But I must admit, I had a BLAST!!! From an adult perspective, the whole thing can really be quite cheesy, but obviously its geared towards kids. And the kids love it. They are really energized about being there, most anyways. I did have a few boys that were just there because mom made them I think. It was really cool to learn about god, and the bible through their eyes. Our theme is crocodile dock, and the decorations and production is so over the top, that you can't help but get excited right along with them. Amazing what faith through the eyes of a child does for your own. The answers and ideas these kids have about things is just unbelievable.
Logan being in preschool didn't get to participate in the whole production, but they had a scaled down version for his age, and he had a blast too. Was incredibly over tired by the time we got home, took a bath and got to bed slightly before 9. Of course then he was still up there gabbing when we went to bed after 10. So its going to be a long week of late nights, but should still be worth it. So with our first night behind us, I'm excited to see what tonight brings.