Brian (my “problem child” in VBS) was nearly an angel today…
After two days of nearly pulling my hair out, I found something that worked.
When he arrived this morning, I pulled him aside and took him to “meet” Pastor Tom. I said to him “Brian, this is Pastor Tom. And if we have another day like yesterday, you’ll be spending a lot of time with him today.”
Brian said “YAY!” And I looked him straight in the eye and said “No, Brian. It will not be a fun time. Pastor Tom doesn’t put up with anything.”
From that moment on, we had only a few incidents.
Granted, the rest of the class was unruly today, and I probably asked them to stop talking 40 or 50 times…but I didn’t mind as much because I could focus on the entire class instead of one kid.
Praise the Lord for answered prayer!
I got to spend some time with one of my former youth boys today, because I picked him up for VBS this morning (and will the rest of this week too). My heart aches because of the things he told me, about things going on in his family, etc. Devastating…and I only have 2 more days with him and his sister…sad! My goal is to be as encouraging and as loving as possible, in this short period of time, before they are out of my weekly “sphere of influence” again.
But it was a good day. I was well-rested (thanks to someone who made me be in bed by 11pm, LOL), and my day at VBS was productive. Two more days…then I’m done! 🙂
I’ll probably post my new poem tomorrow…:) I know you’re all anxiously awaiting it! HAHA. 🙂
Have a blessed day…