Our church is having a Vacation Bible School tomorrow, and our whole family is participating: the seminarian is running sound and games (with the boy's help), I am running the crafts, and the girl is a regular participant. I generally dislike VBS, despite the fact that it was at our first ever VBS that we met our favorite unrelated family. (Hi guys! Remember "the naughty boy?") But I guess if we were meant to be friends, it could have happened without a VBS. We are participating now because a friend is organizing it, we have no reason not to, and we like to support the activities of our church. None of us are really looking forward to it. The boy is extremely happy he can be a helper now and not have to sing the dippy songs, but he'd rather stay home and play with the dog and read Harry Potter, which he is blasting his way through now. The girl would rather do just about anything than learn those songs.
But it might not matter because the world could end tomorrow. I was given a copy of the Bible memorization passages today, complete with hand movements. No VBS is complete without lots of hand movements. Anyway, the daily memory verses are from Psalm 100, a reasonable choice.
The first day's verse and hand movements go like this:
Shout (cup hands to mouth, say "shout" loudly)
for joy to the Lord (point index finger to sky)
all the earth. (clasp hands above head in circle)
Picture those hand signs, or do them right now. If you need help with the last one, you can see what it looks like here.