Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Wow, they're active.

Kids aged 9 & 10 are active. I'm not sure they actually stop.

Tonight was the first night for Kids 4 Christ at the church. This is the youth group for kids from 4 yrs old to Grade 5. It was also my first time helping out. *what was I thinking?* lol

The kids are split up into 5 groups dependant on age. My group is Green and the kids are 9 & 10 yr olds, as I mentioned.

It started out really great. I had 3 girls and 3 boys. I was thinking to myself "I can handle this, I've only got 6 kids to keep an eye on. No problem." Yeah, right. During the first class I gained a boy. During the second class I gained 4 more boys. I ended up with 8 boys and only 3 girls.

Does anyone who is not a mother know how hard it is to keep 8 boys quiet and paying attention to the teacher? No, honestly, cause I need to know for next week. lol

Actually, they weren't THAT bad. They listened pretty well and participated in just about everything. Also, I think they realize that I'm not a push-over. I might not be as strict as one of the teachers might be, but I put a bit more "don't argue" in my tone of voice. hehe

I even got a hug from one of my girls before she left. =)

All in all, a pretty cool night.


Karin said...

I'm sure it will all work out - and that they'll appreciate all of your hard work.