JJ’s week at VBS

Last week I did something that was very new to me. Being a stay at home mom, it’s not often I leave my kids in the care of someone else. The only time this happens is if I have a doctor’s appointment. But J got to experience something fun last week. We recently started going to a new church in our area and they were having Vacation Bible School. The church is equipped with the best children’s service and sunday school you could ask for and when I saw they had VBS for 3 thru K, I signed J myster up.

He loved it! He’s been talking for the last six months about when he will get to go to school and this wasn’t exactly “School” but it was still something for him to do and he got to learn about God and Jesus for two hours a day last week. He learned songs, and brought home the cutest craft projects. He woke up each morning just excited and ready to go, so I know that on that first day of Kindergarten, the only one crying will be me. 😉

This was the first day I dropped him off: 

JJ, striped shirt.

He went to sit with the other kids and before I knew it, he was talking to them and having a great time. So I sneaked out. I just wanted him to have fun and feel accepted by other kids his age.

Here’s a picture of him on his last day, right after his performance: 
He was so proud of himself, and I was so proud of him. The whole time they were singing and dancing, my eyes were tearing up. 

When he spotting me from the stage, I saw him mouth “Mommy!” That’s when the tears started flowing. I think part of me wanted him to miss me.

It was funny though, when I picked him up each day he would ask “Mommy did you miss me?” And I would say of course I did. To be honest, I was happy to use those two hours to the best of my ability, but I was always excited and eager to go pick him up and see how much fun he had.

And this was the adorable little presentation they did for the parents on the last day of VBS:

JJ is in a little tan shirt third or forth kid in from the right. He was so cute!

Even re-watching it, I get a little teary eyed. My baby boy is growing up and fitting right in with school aged children. It’s crazy that next summer he starts kindergarten!

Have your little ones done anything fun like this, this summer?


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11 thoughts on “JJ’s week at VBS

  1. That’s so great that he had a fun time at VBS. Our church’s Bible School starts at age 2-3…and I’m excited to take S there when she’s old enough 🙂

  2. I know its so strange. I definitely don’t want J to be a slobbering mess like some kids. I want him to have the confidence to meet and engage other kids and his teachers. But there’s that part of me that needs to know that he “still” needs me.

  3. Glad he had a good time. He is very cute!! 🙂 I just put one of the younger 2 in VPK, hes 5, but I originally was told the hours would be from 8-11 M-F, ok not too bad considering it was summer but the Friday before he started I stopped in to let him take the tour and look around once more (we had been there 1 time to as about the program and drop off the papers) and while we were there the teacher said it was from 8-6….well that is ALL day! I was a little freaked and the 1st couple of days were a little difficult but he picked the 1 school that offers horse riding, swimming, 3 play areas, sports and archery along with basic pre K learning. He loves it! And even though I have already sent 3 kids off to school it is still the same bittersweet feeling over and over.

  4. Yeah, its a different world these days. I think people where more carefree with their kids back when I was a kid…nowadays there are constant things on the news that just make you second guess your choices. I hate that.

  5. Yeah it is a very long time lol. I usually pick him up early just because I have the option to, soon enough when he is in K I wont have that freedom and flexibility to do what I want so trying to take advantage of the time still available at home but allow him time to be out and about and get ready for the upcoming school year. And yes it is always hard, even with my older kids I still dont leave them anywhere. lol.

  6. Wow! I’m sure I’ll feel exactly like you do when my little one starts school! I’m already thinking of making him skip playschool because I can’t bear the thought of parting with him.

  7. Hello (thanks for your comment on my blog – I will also be follwing you)!
    This was so lovely to read, it is nice to see young children experiencing something exciting and positive. We do not have these kind of vacation groups in the UK so I am very intrigued about them. I do not have any children (yet) but I am sure if/when I do I will get to find out more about these clubs! 🙂

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