Sunday, December 6, 2009


It's over until next year.

Awana, that is. We had our Christmas party on Wednesday, and let me tell you, that was some good birth control.

First off, I found out why we usually use chairs.

It's because without chairs, even though they're sitting, the kids think they a license to crawl wherever they'd like or sit wherever they wish. Like when one of the girls decided to sit as close as she possibly could to me during handbook time without actually sitting on me. Personal space, tiny people, please.

Also, for council time, they added all the Sparks (K-2nd grade) to the room with the 3-6 graders and brought out bags of popcorn on a cart. Our instructions were to take the bags of popcorn off the cart and distribute it to the kids in our group.

But as soon as they wheeled the cart out, it disappeared in a sea of frenzied children, because Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Popcorn! Mineminemineminemine gimmiegimmiegimme nownownownownowwwww!!!!!! Within 30 seconds, every bag of popcorn was gone and the leaders were left speechless and popcorn-less, while the kids who didn't receive any popcorn were screaming that it wasn't fair, and where's their popcorn!?

Oh, except for the good ones, like Aubree, who sat where she was supposed to and waited as she was told, and who looked at me with big sad eyes after it was all gone and asked "were we supposed to go up and get popcorn?"

Heart. Breaking.

But it turned out okay. They popped some more and all the kids got them eventually. Good kids last, of course.

That'll teach 'em.
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