Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Herding Grasshoppers

What a week!  Well it was only 4 days but I'm exhausted!

The older three boys and I headed out on Sunday for 3rd and 4th grade camp.  I served as a teacher and family leader.  Make no mistake this is a lot of work.  Caring and managing this age group is much like 24 hour VBS.  I'm so thankful that it was a short week due to the staff being completely wiped.

Even though it is a lot more work than the older age groups I feel that I am currently somewhat of a specialist with this age group.  This is where my family is right now and it's the Sunday school age I teach.  The week went really well even though we had a few incidents.

Grace went home with a fever Tuesday night.  I had an ulcer attack of epic proportions all day Tuesday.  It was by far the worst I've ever had and it lasted for 8 hours.  I am going to a new doc as soon as possible in order to avoid a repeat.  I can't take it.  It was a perfect storm since I forgot my meds on Monday.  I ate the foods offered and they were all big "no no's."

Today we lost Tanner's $1400 mouth piece.  I offered free canteen as a reward to the kid that found it.  They all looked diligently but we can home without a clue where it could be.  Tanner kept insisting I had it.  I had no memory of him giving it back.  Thankfully after dinner tonight Graham was desperate for a Lego man.  Stay with me...I, of course, have a Lego man in my makeup bag.  Don't you?  While explaining to Graham where it was he dug through the bag and Tanner's mouth piece dropped out.  Apparently Tanner had given it back to me and I owed a serious apology to my Tan Man.

Thank you to Mom, Anita, and the Rice's for keeping Graham and Anneliese so Jared could work and I could serve up at camp.  They were in a pinch and I'm so glad I was able to go and be a part of making a difference in these kids' lives.

I have a very exciting lunch date tomorrow and I can't wait to tell you all about it!  Right after I sleep...a lot...and then take a nap :)

1 comment:

Alisa said...

I almost always have lego guys in my purse thank you very much! So glad you found Tanner's mouthpiece :)

I'm sure it was probably the stress of dealing with my child that caused your attack.....I'm sorry!