Thursday, July 29, 2010
It's a Good Day in Primary When . . .
So I’ve held a calling in Primary for several years now. I’m not complaining. I actually love it! Every week the kids make me laugh with something they say or do. I am constantly amazed at their ability to make things humorous.
Last week I had some time on my hands during Sacrament Meeting (both boys away and hubby running late), so as I sat alone I pondered what makes a good Primary day. Here’s what I came up with.
It’s a good day in Primary when . . .
1. All of the teachers show up.
2. The kid that gives everyone grief isn’t there that week.
3. Nobody tells you you’re old.
4. You remember all of the kids’ names without help.
5. No projectile vomiting or leaky diapers in nursery.
6. Sis. Lerner brings treats for everyone.
7. None of the kids ask embarrassing questions, usually referring to your anatomy.
8. Parents aren’t upset or complaining about something ridiculous.
9. No fights break out during singing time because of who is sitting where. (I’m referring to the girls, by the way.)
10. One of the Sunbeams takes up some of your Sharing Time lesson to give a long-winded narrative about
their cat “Pooky” that died last night and where they buried it. (This is a good thing---your lesson is much too short!)
11. The kids remain seated instead of running around the Primary room like track stars.
12. The kids sing the words written for a song, not their own made-up version. (“Jell-O, jell-O!” Instead of “Hello, hello!” in the welcome song.)
I’m sure as my years in Primary continue I will be adding to this list. In the meantime, feel free to leave your observations about what makes it a good day in Primary in the comment section. :o)
Photo credit: Corrina Terry
Songbook credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints