Anyone who knows me, knows that I love kids. Little people are my favorite because they are like the Energizer bunny - They never run out of juice. And for this reason, I absolutely love Get Real at VBS. 5th and 6th graders are old enough to have a somewhat intellectual discussion, but at the same time, they are probably the funniest creatures on this earth. So I thought I would share just a few of the hilarious comments that came out of their mouths, and a couple other funnies from the red team.
Me: "If you were able to meet one famous person, dead or alive, who would you pick and why?"
VBS kiddo: "Umm, probably Jesus. Or Justin Bieber... They're both pretty important."
(Glad to see we've got our priorities straight!)
Extremely talkative red team child: "Guess what? Last night I had a dream that I was on the elevator up to heaven! And I got to the top and I was like, 'I'm here to see Jesus!' and this old cranky lady told me 'Go sit in the waiting room like everybody else!'"
Me: "Okay guys, so on this sheet you're going to rate these jobs from 1 to 10, with 10 being the worst. Believe me, none of them are too great."
Oliver Davis: "A live-in babysitter for a family with 8 kids?? That's not too bad! That's like what Sara Batenhorst has to deal with every time she babysits my family!"
Kid: "Why does our group always have to split in half for service projects?"
Me: "Beacause we're the awkward seventh group. They don't know what to do with us."
Jack: "We should have called our group 'The Leftovers!'"
Oliver, Dillon and Joe having a different dress-up theme everyday... One day I come home from VBS to find my brother and my cousin in my room, wearing my dresses and heels. The first thing that came out of their mouths were "We look like girls with short hair!" Not okay... definitely not a good theme day, but hilarious nonetheless.
Doing the Boogaloo and teaching the kids the Istanbul, not Constantinople dance...
But I don't think any of us will EVER forget the epic last day including a the amazing "House on Fire!" skit, a water balloon toss (which we turned into an all-out water balloon fight... to get some sweet revenge on the kids who caused us problems throughout the week), and the fire truck showing up and completely soaking every kid from head to toe. I think we were all a little sad to see our crazy youngsters go... But there's always next summer!
For kids who never run out of energy, who deck themselves out in their team color every day, who compare Jesus to teenage pop stars, who love God, and who never stop making me laugh... GOD IS GREAT. :]