Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sadness

Went to get out the "magic walking rope" today, the yellow rope with the knots in it that the nursery kids use so that they'll stay together while we go get a drink in the hallway after snack time, and it was GONE.  I noticed that the closet was unlocked when we arrived, which was very strange.  I also made a very brief note in my brain that the shelves looked very sparse, but because I was so concerned about the rope, and because I couldn't imagine anything but the rope had been misplaced and the possibility that it was somewhere else in the room, nothing clicked.

At the end of class, after everything has been cleaned up and closing prayer has been said, we play bubbles.  When I first started in this calling, there were parents who said that the only way they got their child into the car that day was because they knew they were going to play with bubbles in nursery.  This group of kids talks about playing bubbles all during class.  Today, we got everything put away, and the kids followed me over to the closet in anticipation.  I opened the closet and realized that the bubbles were gone.  Not only that, but the extra snacks that we keep in there, just in case some child forgets the treat bucket, were gone too.

The kids were so sad.  I felt so sorry for them.  I also felt like I'd lied to them.  Got them all excited about popping bubbles, and there was nothing there for them.  I had to do some quick thinking.  We had about ten minutes to fill.  Quickly, we jumped into a game of Ring Around the Rosy and all was happy again.  Phew!  Thank goodness for a sweet, flexible group of kids!

So, this week, I guess I have a few extra errands I wasn't planning on.  Off to find a rope, bubbles and some extra snacks.  **Sigh.**

7 comments:

vaxhacker said...

Someone swiped the nursery kids' supplies? Oh, man, that's lame. Sounds like the kids were good about it, but that's pretty sad.

Lillian Angelovic said...

How awful! I was a nursery leader for a couple of years and we had locks on all our closets. I always thought that was silly because, hello, this is a church! Ten commandments and all that! It really pops my little happy bubble to realize that someone would steal from the nursery.

Devri said...

That's too bad. darn it.. lol we have a bunch of toy strollers in ours and that is how they go for walks, even the boys love to push them.. maybe just maybe the person will bring at least the rope back:D

imbeingheldhostage said...

wow. There's a special place waiting for someone who would steal from children :-(

Alyson said...

That is so much worse than stealing candy from a baby. Really? Taking stuff from the nursery closet? I just...wow.

Grace said...

i have worked in the nursery 5 times Julie and I can't tell you how many times things have suddenly disappeared, never to be returned. It is frustrating and I am sure the kiddos were looking forward to it.
Thankfully at that age most of them,if not all, easily forgive and forget. Maybe you will need to bring your stuff with you and keep hold of it

Tonya said...

I say you better sharpen your ninja skills. That is really lame! Good quick thinking to save the day with a mean game of Ring Around The Rosy.

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