So this week I’ve enrolled my kids in VBS at my mom’s church. I know at this moment some of my SAHM readers are going, “But you work most of the year! Don’t you want to spend the summer with your kids?” (Especially when we’re having VBS at our church next week!!!???)
Yes, of course I want to spend time with my kids. It’s my favorite thing about the summer! But my children are used to structure. (After all, they’ve been in daycare or school since they were just a few months old.) I’ve found that this summer they’ve seemed especially restless, either complaining that they’re bored or so full of energy that our house can barely contain them. So when my mom called to ask if I wanted her to sign them up, I thought, why not?
It’s free. It’s fun. It’s Christian. It’s energy-draining. Today they were both a little nervous, and I had to stay with Ephraim for the first hour, but then he settled in and I left and did my CVS and grocery shopping. The next four days I plan on working on my church’s VBS stuff (I’m the director this year) and drum roll . . . writing!!!
And I’ll still have the rest of the day (and well into the evening, as we let them stay up till 9ish in the summer) with the kids!