Let the record show, I really love keeping the church nursery. Scott and I were recruited to fill in for the month of January. Well, by the 4th week (yesterday) we’re finally feeling comfortably in the groove with the age-group (1-3 year olds) and with this bunch of children. So we’re going to continue to keep it for February. (Scott’s a good sport–it’s not quite the “thing” for him as it is for me, but I think we make a good team and he’s really very willing to blow bubbles for an hour and is totally unselfconscious about animating a stuffed animal in a way that helps a shy child warm up.)
We have such a great bunch of toddlers in there right now, plus our fabulous 12 year old helper who is really good with all the kids, especially her 1 year old grand-niece, E, who appreciates the one-on-one care. When we go home, for the rest of the day, a part of me is happily reflecting on the unique personality of each one and the ways its expressed.