Sunday, September 30, 2007

New Calling

Today, I received a new calling. I am glad. I have been in Nursery for the last 2 1/2 years and been the actual Nursery leader for a year and 1/2. I think I am in the minority when it comes to being someone that actually likes being a Nursery worker. I was the one that actually approached the Primary Presidency and offered to be a Nursery worker after seeing the hard time they were having filling the calling. (Way too many ing's, sorry!) I have really enjoyed it for the last 2 or so years but in the last few months, it has really taken its toll on me. I don't know if there is any specific reason for it. It could be because toothsome #4 is about to turn one and my patience reserves have already been spent before I got to church. We have had a few new kids come in that are difficult, a few parents yell at me when I take their sick kids back to them, a new boy who is a spitter, but that is always part of Nursery. So, I really don't know why I reached the end of my rope with the calling but needless to say, I am glad to be done with Nursery for awhile. The new nursery leader is a friend of mine and she will be excellent.

Anyway, I am now the Cub Scout leader for my son's troop. I have held this calling before (twice actually) and never had a child in it, so it will be fun for both of us. When they announced my name during Sacrament meeting, toothsome #1 actually said very loudly, "YES!" He has only been in a few months, and so I am assuming, I will be his Wolf and Bear leader. I am looking forward to it.

On a side note, I am planning on getting out all of the Halloween decorations tonight. On Wednesday, I am going post pictures of my favorite ones. If any of you want to join me in posting your favorite Halloween decorations on Wednesday, please do. If you do, leave me a comment on Wednesday's post so I can go over and look at yours. I love seeing what people do!

6 comments:

Lindsey said...

You always have such a positive attitude about things. I actually have found myself asking to be put in the Nursery. Fritz is at the age where he will go in a few months anyway and he is so hard during the three hours already, too. So, this time, I wouldn't mind the calling. I'm the Activities Committee chair, so I go to ward council every Fast Sunday. Whenever the Primary Pres. expresses her need for more nursery workers--they always get pulled for other callings shortly after they are called--a few of us chime in that we'd love to be in there. Then someone always says, "I think we can all agree that anyone in here would love to be in the nursery." It's only funny because we are all so tired of our "big" callings and all the work we put into them, the nursery seems like it would be such a relief! And I know how much time and effort goes into nursery. And there are no small callings, right?

Anyway, I can't wait to see your Halloween decorations. We don't have a thing for Halloween. Maybe I'll go get a few this year.

michelle said...

ooh, that is so tempting, the halloween decorations. I was trying to hold out and let my kids do it during conference to keep them busy but maybe I will have to do it early. my mom loves nursery but she doesn't have little ones at home to tax the reserves of patience! My reserves were shot today so it is nice to hear I am not alone!

eped said...

all right! I've been with the Webelos for almost 3 years now and it's been a lot of fun. keeping score on activity badges and "rank advancements" is sorta lame. for example: none of these boys has made full colonel yet. but how great for you and T#1!

Melinda said...

Congrats on the change of calling. I know you were due. I love nursery actually just volunteered to be in there last week! Maybe they'll release me from the RS presidency -- what do you think?

Laurie said...

Congrats on the new calling. I did the same thing! I asked to be Nursery Leader because it just wasn't working. I really enjoyed it. Enjoy the Scouts!

love.boxes said...

2 1/2 years is a good long go at it! You are wonderful. I hope you love your new calling. It's really fun to participate in the things your kids are doing. Number #1 must be excited to show you off.