This morning the boys started VBS (vacation bible school). We have been talking about it for the last week - counting the sleeps until today. I have pointed out the church every time we passed it. The boys were excited to do something different and meet new people. So wasn't I surprised when we walked in and the band was playing and Ian said,"This is going to be cool" and Simon started screaming that he wasn't staying. I left Simon screaming and crying in his teacher's arms. I felt horrible, but I knew he needed to do this. I couldn't bring him home with me and I knew he would be ok.
I came home started some laundry, cleaned the cat box, printed some more articles for my literature review, and finished knitting another bracelet. A few hours later, I walked back to the church and worked on Ian's sock in the shade of a big tree listening to kids playing games and singing - trying to hear my kids voices.
When it was time to enter and pick up the boys, Ian waved and smiled at me. As we got to the pew where Simon was sitting, he smiled a big smile and said "Look what I made". We walked a little bit and Simon said,"Wait" ran back to his teacher and said,"I'll see you tomorrow".
All the way home the boys told me what they did and how much fun each one had. Each said it was a little scary at first, but it was a lot of fun.
Yup, sometimes you have to try new things, it might be scary but it will be ok.