Shane has been going to Vacation Bible School this week. Of course, yesterday he whined and cried all morning long and at drop off. When I picked him up he was happy as can be. He talked about VBS all day yesterday and this morning. Then started whining as I drove him there and cried when I dropped him off. I wish that kid would stop doing that! It makes it so hard, but yet again he had great day.
He came home with a science experiment today. We just did it together. There was an instruction sheet that came with it and the lesson behind why they did it today. After doing the experiment together (where you put a fizzy in a little tube with warm water. after a couple seconds tube blows the cap off and goes flying up in the air).
Me: Wow, that is really cool. Do you know why they did that experiment at VBS today? What were they teaching you?
Shane: To take five steps back.
Me: (laughing to myself) Nope, I don't think that was the lesson they were going for. But that is a great safely lesson to keep in mind.
Shane: Can you tell me what it was?
Me: Yep, they were trying to show you that no matter how sad, mad, frustrated or angry you get. Even when you feel like you are going to explode. You can always trust in God. Does that make sense what they were trying to teach you.
Shane: Yep. It's okay to feel mad or sad, but you can't explode. You should trust in God.
Me: Yep, you got it! Tomorrow morning when you get worried about going to VBS maybe you should try trusting in God and see if he helps you to not feel like you are going to explode with worry.
Shane: Because He'll do what ever you tell him to do.
Me: Well, no not really. But you can try trusting in Him and have God to help you not explode. Does that make sense?
Okay...so a very long conversation came out of this, but the fact that he thought they were trying to teach him to step back 5 feet still makes me laugh. Ahh....5 year olds!