Last week Macklin went to his first Vacation Bible School. I told him all about it prior to attending. He seemed excited to go to "school" since he has been catching on to what school is through movies and his older friends. Since we missed our own church's VBS, I asked if we could attend the one with our friends' church. After getting put on the wait list, he got it!
He asked me where it was when we were driving there last Monday. I told him that it was at the "wood park." Bad move, mommy. The wood park is his favorite in Eagle and I said that just so he would know where we were going. It was really at the pavillion building at the wood park, but you can imagine his question after we got checked in. "Mommy, can we go to the park now?" Oh, my sweet boy that doesn't understand school yet. That led to the next two days of wondering away from his Pre-K aged group. After Tuesday, the director contacted me to let me know that if Macklin couldn't stick with his group, that he would have to become her personal helper for the rest of the week. We had a long talk on Tuesday night and he seemed to do much better for the rest of the week.
He did seem to get tired from the 9-12 stimulation each day. He took great naps each day. Sometimes he would say, "Mommy, I don't want to go to vacation bible school." But, then he would get excited when we got there. There were tears almost every day when I left, but they only seemed to last for a little while. Friday was the big day. I took the picture below after Friday. It was super high energy and he was very excited to have all of his new things (bible verse dog tags, streamers and candy). Check out the video of him too. He is on the front left (look for the black hat with white front like below). Just gives you an idea of what was happening.
I would say it was a success after a little bit of a bumpy start. I love that he was exposed to the Bible all week with kids his own age! Now, to work on those five new memory verses!
The theme was Kingdom Rock. EBC did a great job with all of the decor, skits and activities.