I have 3 issues this year with VBS.
1. Today is my birthday. I did not want to teach on my birthday, so I asked for someone else to take my class today (the first day of our 3 day Bible School). Now I feel guilty because I don't have big plans or anything, I just wanted to relax on my birthday. What do you think? Selfish? No?
2. We have 4 public school teachers in our congregation, we have 6 homeschooling moms in our congregation. None of the ps teachers were asked to teach but all of the hs moms were asked (repeatedly!). This bothered me and so I asked why. The answer was that the ps teachers are burned out and tired of teaching by the end of the year. WHAT?!?!! So I'm not burned out and tired of teaching? We only take a month off and I really wanted to REST for the month. We go on a vacation week to family camp and I really wanted to bum around and let the kids get bored. As it turns out we have Bible school this week, next week we have a vet appointment/our school district meeting/3 drs appointments/dentist appointment/ and eye doctor appointment, the following weeek is family camp and the last week of our break is finally blank. How is it that we hs moms are getting guilted into teaching, but the ps teachers are not even asked?
and finally 3. It's only 3 days? We always had a full week and a program. I know I was just complaining that I didn't want to do it to begin with, but seriously it just seems like if it's only going to be 3 days what is the point?
I guess I just have to learn how to say no. I just feel guilty because I'm a board member and I have 3 little boys that go to it. So I feel like I *should* teach. But I am tired of coming up with activities, I'm tired of teaching, I'm tired of being surrounded by kids all day. I just want a break.
Okay, whine fest is over. For those of you who made it this far, thank you!