My 4-year-old nephew is in Vacation Bible School this week.
I, myself, can remember VBS like it was yesterday: the flower-shaped cookies with the hole in the middle (that was clearly there so you could twirl the cookies on your finger); the red Kool-Aid (and inevitable mustaches that followed); the arts and crafts (where they sometimes let even short-attention-span girls like me use the hot glue gun)! There are certain things that time just can't erase in a memory.
And apparently, there are certain things that time (and any other given element) has no problem erasing.
After Caleb's first day of VBS, my sister asked him what he did. He told her all about the arts, crafts, snacks...basically the things on my list above. When she asked him what he had learned about the Bible, he replied, "Nothin'."
Please don't get me wrong...Caleb's dad is a minister. He practically lives at that church. And anyone who knows my sister, well, enough said. Let's just say the boy definitely has some Bible stories in his memory bank by now.
So don't worry, because after Caleb's second day of VBS, Kim reported that "he's having fun, but he says still hasn't learned anything."
Apparently, Caleb is just in Vacation School.
3:11 PM - 4 Comments - 3 Kudos
Hilarious! Sounds like myr girls this week. They tell me about the arts and crafts and snacks... and they say... """ We learned about God and Jesus... Mommy did you know that God and Jesus are the same?! Like How does he do that?!""" Tonight they are having their Closing Ceremony, they are all singing, and have parts in the little performance. I ALWAYS LOVED VBS!
Posted by Çhrï§†ïñå on June 13, 2008 - Friday 6:38 AM
Our VBS is next week and I'm glad I'm in charge of snacks...at least they should remember that part! :)
Posted by Amanda on June 13, 2008 - Friday 10:40 AM
You bring back fond memories of some of my favorite childhood times. You painted the picture perfectly. As with most things, VBS is probably not what it used to be when we were children. I do recall those arts and crafts were usually centered on a Bible story and helped with learning that story. I had such a fondness for the bible at that age... I miss that childlike love and desire for knowing the Bible so well, I'm sad to admit. Maybe I need to go back to VBS and do a little Biblical crafting for a refresher and as a teacher... and you're never to old to learn something, especially from a child!
Posted by Susan on June 19, 2008 - Thursday 8:50 PM
I always loved VBS too.
Minley had it last week and she was so excited because she got this huge parrot for reciting her Bible verse to everyone. I was so excited that she actually learned something.
You know, there are times that I ask Minley what she did that day at school and because they do so much, she couldn't really remember. Maybe the kids are having so much fun at VBS and they are pretty much rushed from one event to another, that they don't really remember the bible story that was taught that day.
Posted by Mary on June 20, 2008 - Friday 4:43 AM