Visited the kids’ club at church today. It’s every ‘full school day’ Monday after classes let out until 5. My husband has been a volunteer for the last 3 years with the oldest group (5th-6th). It’s nice for them to have a guy around. A lot of them don’t have men in their lives full time, or maybe just ones that don’t take the time. The majority of the teachers/helpers are women and girls.
I stayed down with our 3 year old until the rest of the kids showed up after school. Matt does carpool for 2 other kids after school on that day (typically we are bus people here), so we got dropped off. Baby was happy to play with new toys until then. Dropped in to say hi to the 6 year old (bumped to 1st grade class for maturity reasons) and give her a hug and spent the rest of the time in my husband’s class. I helped out here and there but mostly was an observer. I’m sure that they’d like to have me full time, but as it was… I have a 12 month old. She was hanging onto me until another adult (our pastor) nabbed her and took her to play in the office. There’s a lovely new baby toy on the bottom shelves 🙂 It was nice to be out with other people doing ‘normal’ things.
This is a valuable part of our kids’ lives and the life of our small church, so it’s great that I got to see it first hand.