I remember being so jealous that my cousin got to attend VBS every summer with my grandparents at their small church in another town. To this day, every time I see that bird magnet he made one year on my grandmother’s refrigerator, I think about how unfair that was! I’ve known kids that make it a game to see how many VBS camps they can attend in one summer!
So with B keeping Alise this summer, I was so excited about the fact that she would get to attend VBS at our church, my parents’ church, and maybe another Methodist church with her friend, Emma.
Well, okay. She gets to go to the Methodist church VBS, but not to any of the Baptist churches! Why? I think all the Baptist churches got together and opted to boycott all the kids that were younger than those entering kindegarden in the fall! That’s what I think!
Alise is simply too young.
So…I did what I always do when I feel that my precious daughter has been slighted…and when I am too stupid to just let go and enjoy the age that she is now because one day she will be sixteen and I will think, “Why in the world did I rush things so?”….I retaliated!!
I took matters into my own hand.
I started thinking.
If I’m paying B to keep Alise, then maybe B would be willing to help at our church’s VBS and that way Alise could go (Since she is technically too young to attend, you must “work” the Bible school in order for your children to go. And please understand that I am not against that rule. It’s just that I have a full time job and I can not help.). I mean, I’m paying B, aren’t I? I would be paying her whether she helped at VBS or was sitting on the couch during that time, right? So….
Next, I called our church and spoke to our Assistant Children’s Minister. I asked if it would be okay if my babysitter worked in my place for the week so Alise could attend. She said that would be fine and began telling me who the teacher was and which of Alise’s church friends would be in her class. I was SO excited and I just know that Alise is going to LOVE it! So….
Then, I called B to see if she would even be the slightest bit interested in helping. She wouldn’t have to actually teach; just be in Alise’s class as a “helper.” She was game, so it looks like Baby Girl will get to attend Bible School at our own church.
And who says I can't make things happen?