I Must Confess


March 25, 2012

Please don't hate me, but I must confess that I am not a children lover. It's true, unless I have an emotional attachment (friend's child, relative, nanny) I can't find the natural ability to just love children.
So why do I volunteer in the Children's Ministry at church? Good question. No but seriously, I wanted to serve in my church and I knew this ministry was in need of help. I figured that I could pretend to like them- is that bad?
 Well, I switched shifts with another woman in the church without realizing that she was teaching. So yesterday I find out that I would be leading the Children's Ministry today. Eek! I have absolutely no experience and I have no idea what I'm doing. Luckily, my friend who runs the ministry gave me a step by step of what to do.

But alas, the lesson plan ran short as well as the crafts that we had planned. Screaming, running around, and crying shortly ensued. It was a blur of children. The only solution was duck, duck, goose. Who knew that would keep them relatively tame?
 Don't get me wrong, I will be very excited when Rion and I have kids together (in another 6-8 years), but it's kind of terrifying. Does anyone else feel this way?


Jazz said...

I'm back and forth with kids, I don't know how I feel about them. They can be terrifying and overwhelming, lol. And like you said, especially if you have no emotional attachment. But then every once in a while I'll look at a kid in a supermarket and I'll totally gush. I'm just glad I don't have any yet... no thanks lol

Anonymous said...

I used to feel that way but it all changed Jan '89. =)
Love you!

The Adventurer said...

Ohhhh friend! It depends on the day :) Considering I will be teaching in just a few short months, I will let you know, but as for now I am all about them. As long as they can tie their own shoes. And go to the bathroom.... by themselves. Thats about where I draw the line hahaha

Unknown said...

Girl I am terrified of having kids! I suck at babysitting my own little cousins. But I'm hoping that my "mother instinct" will just naturally show up when I have kids one day lol. I love babies, but toddlers are a handful.



Teaka said...

Haha I think so many people feel the same way! It can be incredibly daunting not knowing how a kid is raised, how to deal with them, how they'll react, so it's more comfortable being around children you know and have a connection too.
Sounds like an very interesting adventure you just had. :D