Friday, October 26, 2007

I've gotta ask...

Why would a Sunday School teacher give five-year old Kindergarten boys rocks at craft time? Real rocks. Big, heavy rocks.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m thankful for Sunday school teachers the world over. And I’m glad that Twin B. is thankful for Jesus and Twin A., for whatever reason, is thankful for Moses. I really am.

I just don’t understand why they had to write those things on rocks.


Marmot Mom said...

Ah, LM, these are the great mysteries of life.....Perhaps the teacher is exploring the concept of writing the Word on our hearts and wanted to start with small rocks and work up.(In which case you might want to keep the twins home for the next few weeks--could get a lot messier...)
What's much more likely is that this dear saint got a call at 7:00 Sunday morning, from a crazed woman gasping in the phone something to the effect of: "Ohmigosh! The baby has been throwing up all night and I'm supposed to teach Sunday School in an hour! Can you PLEASE do it for me? Here's the lesson--just use anything you have around the house..."
Rocks. Not just for skipping anymore.
As long as they don't turn to writing the Word on their brother's head, you should be ok.
(BTW, I like that B picked Moses! Thinking out of the box. Sounds like my kind of guy :)

WilyHacker said...

Not having been there my guess is that the teacher's kids are girls and not boys.

Craver Vii said...

Ask the boys what the lesson was, and write yourself a post-it memo about it. Then put that sticky note in next year's calendar, so you can test their memory a year from now. My guess is that your kids have a better chance of remembering that rock lesson than a whole lot of others. This Sunday School teacher has given you a very usable tool to help you teach your children the lessons of our faith.

(laughing) But I'm glad it's your house and not mine; pray that they don't break anything.

Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

as a commemorative memorial (or is that redundant) of something? Like when Moses had to take the rocks from the sea and make a memorial of what God had done?

I'm with Craver - first thing my boys would have done is place catch with the rocks - two at a time!

Llama Momma said...

marmot mom -- this could be...

wily hacker -- This VERY well could be...

Craver -- My boys didn't remember the lesson even on the same day it was told to them. Twin A. said, "It was something about Moses, I think."

halfmom -- They said they were supposed to write something they were thankful for.

I'm thankful for Sunday school teachers...but trying to figure out how the heck to get rid of these oh-so popular rocks!!!

Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

Ummh - getting rid of them?... depends on whether you want them to continue to remember what they were thankful for - if thankfulness is something you want them to incorporate more into their spiritual life. If so, I would suggest making then part of nightime prayers - a visible symbol of thankfulness that you can use to say, "what things will you thank God for today in specific, what were you most thankful for today?"

If your kids are already pretty thankful (and the rocks are unsightly and large) and you don't need anything to help them in this area (can you tell that a couple of mine weren't given to thankfulness?) then I vote that you enlist your husband in their nighttime disappearance after the boys have gone to sleep after a week or so.

Anonymous said...

The garden is a great place to put the rocks. Explain that they are now decorations, reminders, and NOT to be touched. Just to be admired and enjoyed.

Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

hey - great to meet you today - sorry we didn't have more time to talk! Your son is so very cute!!

I'm loving putting the rocks in the garden for decoration! What a super way to honor them and move them out of the way at the same time!

Llama Momma said...

Ah, yes. The garden! Of course. Um. Right. The garden.

If only I had a garden. We've got lots of nice grass and a lovely playstructure...but no garden.

No worries. I very diplomatically explained that I was going to get rid of the rocks because I was worried baby b. might chuck one through the window. The noisy boys agreed with my logic and seem no worse for the wear!

In fact, after their day with the refugees they are brimming with thankfulness for our backyard, their real beds (as opposed to a mattress on the floor), and for our country of Naperville. (We'll leave the geography lesson for another day...)

It was nice to meet you too, Susan!

Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

yep, the garden - that's the thing in my back yard with thistles bigger than the plants!

MamaToo said...

were they making an ebenezer?
(1 Samuel 7:12)


spaghettipie said...

Hey, I thought I left a comment here (looks under rocks). Hmmmm.

But I just thought of a good idea for your rocks. Use them to weight down the lids on the bins of kids' clothes when they get too full to actually shut!

You can thank me later. :)