I was really looking forward to our closing group time today. I was to pour an entire pitcher of water over a child standing in a pool holding a red umbrella. This was all symbolic of the Passover. Unfortunately as I started to pour the water trickled off the umbrella, over the pool and onto the tarp I had thoughtfully placed under the pool.
"JUST DUMP IT ALREADY!" some kid shouted. I almost walked out into the crowd and dumped the water over him. This wasn't going the way I planned.
Oh, I wouldn't have really done it, but we are getting to that stage of VBS when some of the bloom is off the rose. They want bigger, better, faster entertainment and I am starting to lose my sense of humor. When I asked for applause for the little volunteer under the umbrella some boys booed the poor thing. We stopped and had a teachable moment.
I guarantee you next Monday, I will have promised to do it all over again next year.