I’m not a kid person.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids, I just am not great with hoards of small children that are not my own.
I’m not the type of person you’ll see volunteering in the church nursery. (At least not very often; sometimes I get guilted into it in an emergency, but I wouldn’t say it’s my spiritual gift…)
Perhaps that’s why I have such an immense amount of respect for my children’s elementary school teachers. For the life of me, I cannot figure out where they get the patience and energy to deal with those little ones day in and day out.
So when my son’s first grade teacher asked me to “watch the class” recently while she did some makeup testing in the hallway, I froze.
Did I mention this was a group of 19 first-graders?
You’ve got to give me a break; I never even went to first grade! I jumped right to third grade when I was six, so I missed out on the land of napping, macaroni crafting, and doodling.
But how could I say no to this precious, godly woman who has done so much for me and my kiddos.
Then it came to me: movie time!
But not just any movie, mind you. Only “What’s in the Bible” was going to be good enough for this special class. The day before, I had just received the newest What’s in the Bible DVD: Volume 10 introducing the New Testament.
I ran out to the car, grabbed the DVD, popped two bags of popcorn, and poof! Let’s just call a spade a spade shall we? I was the classroom hero for those 50 minutes on that Friday afternoon.
Two things brought a smile to my face that day… well maybe three:
1. I loved hearing the squeals of delight as the movie came on. Normally I would silence the chatter, but all the kids were talking about their favorite character, what song they liked best, and how they were so excited that a new What’s in the Bible DVD was finally out. Adorable.
2. I finally got to actually watch one of these DVDs! Most often, I am listening to it while the kids are watching it in the backseat DVD player. Of course, I always stop to crane my neck for the menu feature (which is my favorite part of the whole series), but then I have to get back to driving. I kept laughing so hard sitting at the teacher’s desk that the kids kept turning! I finally had to muffle myself because I was becoming a distraction to the class 🙂
3. This all happened on my son’s seventh birthday (hence why I was hanging out at the school that day) and there isn’t a much better feeling then getting to bring your son cupcakes to school, eating lunch with him, and being the mom that puts the movie on for the class… all in one day. I scored some major brownie points, to say the least.
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I have personally learned so much from watching and listening to these DVDs, especially as someone who didn’t grow up as a Christian. I can’t wait to help one of you share these amazing and funny resources with your children!
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