Wednesday, July 16, 2008

My Boys.

Notice how all these kids are glaring at Fraulein Maria. Look closely, don't you see the spiders and the frogs ideas dancing in their heads? These kids are experts. They are planning the attack as she speaks to them as they pretend to listen.

But some kind of miracle happens -- by the end of the movie she's got them singing and dancing and wearing matching outfits. She's managed to get their attention and she's even found a way to get them to listen. They're falling in love with her & they think she's neat-O.

Cue to Marla, sitting in the front of the room on a metal chair (a.k.a. the teacher chair) while 7 boys march past her talking loudly with any and all apparatuses flailing madly, suddenly plop down, only to plop back up, & tip their chairs against the wall like all Sunday school kids love to do. Introducing Mass Chaos! And no that's not a play at the Orpheum, it's my new life. We're talking the 14-15-16 year old Sunday school class. Heaven help me.

There is no Christopher Plummer in sight, no hills singing with music, no little white dresses with blue satin sashes. Just rowdy boys, who want to talk about movies, comic books, Wii or anything else other than what my lesson is on. Let me make this clear - these boys are good boys. They know their stuff. They've got the light shining in their eyes. They are the future. However, they are still teenage boys and I, my friends, have never had brothers.

Sigh... When the Lord closes a door somewhere he opens a window. I'll even settle for a hole in the wall.

God bless Adam with the long tie, Ethan with the uber-random personality, Chad with his sarcastic wit, Riley with his eager participation, Craig with his silent obediance, Peter with his hair sticking up in the back , and the Saunders kid who's name escapes me - God bless him too.


  1. Wait a minute... I thought you were just called to be a seminary teacher?? Now you're teaching youth Sunday school as well? Some girls get all the luck. I LOVE working with the youth!

  2. just until seminary comes! :) the ward is small! hey i heard you teach seminary! we will have to chat.

  3. Jon just got called to teach early morning seminary, too. The more I think about it, the more bummed I get.

  4. HHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!! Love this! You'll be just fine. Like I said before, when I had the same kids a few months ago, I basically laid down the law and the chatting and chair/wall banging decreased slightly. But hey, with that age, slightly is good. They are good kids. They just need some serious structure in there. They haven't had the same teacher for more than a month at a time. If I were you, I would be way more worried about seminary! :)

  5. Have fun with that! Love the post.