Sunday, June 29, 2008

VBS 2008, aka: Baby Boot Camp

I always like to think of VBS childcare as a little baby boot camp of sorts. Most of these babies and toddlers are used to being at home with their mommies and it's good for them to get out and experience life. It's good for them to be around other kids, other caregivers, get a taste for new things and to build up their immune systems.

One of our favorite times at VBS is snack time. On this day, Reese experienced Dr. Pepper and Doritos.

Now you will notice that Reese is looking at the door saying, "What if Organic Mommy finds out about this?" And that's when I told Reese, "Don't worry, the Doritos are baked."

We also like to take part in nap time. (Notice I said "we")

And it's also important that they learn to be flexible and be able to grab some zzz's wherever you can get'em.

Lil'Nanny likes to take pictures of herself. Notice the middle left of this picture. I don't just talk the talk, I walk the walk. Someone once accused me of running a military school for preschoolers because I firmly believe that all children under the age of 5 need a nap time. Everyday. No, it didn't hurt my feelings, but I did almost name the blog, Big Nanny's Boot Camp. Oh, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that young children take a nap. Everyday.

And now, I would like to give a shout of thanks to all the mommies and teens who made this week possible. Thanks you to all that packed your little ones up every morning and drug them to VBS even though they weren't old enough to go to "real Bible school" yet. I'm a big believer in VBS and I think everyone should help in VBS. Yes, you heard me. Everyone. It's one week out of the year and it won't kill you. Remember that verse...go ye, into all the world. Well, the world was right in our back yard and many children heard the gospel for the first time and now know where they will spend eternity.

Anyhoo, back to the thanking. A big thank you to Chris and Ashley for all of your help. You both did all the work and planning. You both know that it it took a little bit more than a bag of Doritos and Dr. Pepper to keep the youngins' happy all week. It was fun and we'll do it all again next year, right? Right? Ashley, Chris, I'm not hearing anything? Next year, right?

And a big thank you to AC & and the people at McDonald's for providing me with the fuel to get through the week. I can do almost anything if I start off the day with a Diet Dr. Pepper.

post signature


CEU said...

I am so glad that you were able to draw inspiration from that call. Nice baby pictures. I'm thinking our numbers may be down next year. :)

Heather Wagoner said...

Reese will never forget her first VBS and how her favorite Big Nanny slipped her her very first taste of the delicious 23 flavors or Dr. Pepper. Daddy will be so upset that he didn't get the first shot on that one... no wonder she slept so well all week. As if Day and Night VBS weren't enough to exhaust her... she was blissfully drifting off, awaiting dreams of tomorrow mornings Dr. Pepper and Doritos. Don't know why I even bothered with breakfast... :)