Thursday, June 16, 2011

VBS = Exhausted

Sorry, I don't have the energy to do a real post today.  My kids are in VBS (vacation bible school) in my grandmother's tiny church and I am helping out some.  It is horribly hot and some of the kids are crazy wild and by the time we get home I am completely exhausted.

And having to get the kids up and dressed and fed to get them to school by 9 is a whole new thing to me.  How do you mothers out there do this every day?  I didn't realize how easy I had it homeschooling. Who knew you can waste an hour or two each day just rushing around getting the kids ready and left off/picked up?

But I have to confess the boys love VBS and they are going to another one next month.   I am not working at that one, so I plan on sneaking out and actually getting a few things done.  Honestly, grocery shopping alone sounds thrilling right now.  Sending them off to school each day wouldn't be all bad.  ;-) 

I hope you are having a great week!

8 comments:

  1. Just the words VBS is all you had to say. I have always said there should be a different word for "tired" after a day working at VBS. You stare at the walls when you get home, spaced out. I love your site. Thank you for what you do.

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  2. I feel your pain Rita! I've been tagged to be our VBS photographer/slide show creater for our PANDAMANIA VBS. :) I've got a month, but I'm trying work on maintaining my energy past 6pm as our is an evening VBS!

    Carmen

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  3. How funny, because I'm thinking "I don't know how you do it!" to the moms who home-school their kids! The few hours that my son is in school is the few hours I get to clean, run errands, work out if I am motivated :o) , read, etc... because when he's out of school it's him until he goes to bed or I pass out LOL!

    My son loves VBS too. He is registered for few this summer, starting in a couple of weeks. He loves them and I get my couple of hours of time back so we're both happy! Hahaha! Don't get me wrong, I love being with my son more than anything, but the little time alone now and then keep me refreshed.

    Great post, and hang in there! :o)

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  4. I used to attend VBS every summer and LOVED IT! The Community Methodist church held theirs first and then the Southern Baptists. I loved the alphabet macaroni plaques and the songs: Jesus Loves Me, This I Know!
    Hope your boys continue to love their experience.

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  5. I just spent the last two hours engrossed in your blog. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas and actions. I don't know how you do it. You have the best actions and your photos are wonderful! I, too, am a stay at home mom, photographer/writer, and I have 17 years of home schooling under my belt. When I can, I WILL donate money. You are amazing.

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  6. I love VBS. Loved it as a kid, worked it as a teen, send my own kids now. You are doing real, life changing work, even if it just seems like glue and popsicle sticks right now!

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  7. LOL, oh how I can relate to the VBS exhaustion. This will be my 10th year working at ours. We get about 250 kids and by the end of the week I am fried. But, what counts is the fact the kids have a great time and get to learn more about Jesus.

    As for the "I don't know how you do it" I must say I don't know how YOU do it LOL! Being an introvert by nature when I don't get my "alone time" I go wingy and am not much fun to be a round at times. They say it takes 4 hours for every 1 hour around people for introverts to "re-energize". No wonder VBS wipes me out LOL!

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  8. I have been using your actions and coming for inspiration at your blog for about 3 yrs now and I never realized you homeschooled! I homeschool two also and I felt the exact same way during VBS! I don't think I would ever be able to get us all to school on time! and never by 8:30!

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