When I first started taking William to church, I was going to only put him in the church nursery at times that he was fussy at. This was motivated in part as I noticed another couple in church with three kids, all appearing to be under three and one who is currently nine months old. At the same time, I’ve noticed how much fun William has when I do bring him to the nursery.
Joanna had said how adorable he was when he tried to stand from her lap, an occurrence Candy noticed also at the same time. I asked her to take photos the next time it happened, and she did. I just love the excitement and determination in his face in this one in particular.
Since I’ve returned to church with William, I picked those days I was going to be a Shepherd in the kid’s classes with activities I thought we’d both enjoy. I had heard Bonnie had something extra special for her storytelling time this session, and I looked forward to learning from her and having William hear her.
In addition to a story she read and engaged the kids in with questions, she also brought Resurrection Eggs to have them learn more about the Christian Easter story and message.
At first the kids argued over who got to open each color, even though Bonnie had assured them that the color was not part of the message.
Inside they found items such as these praying hands to discuss and hear more about the true meaning of Easter. It was a lovely message, including an ad lib when one child accidentally broke his egg shell and Bonnie forgave him. I expected her to connect it to how Jesus forgives our sins, but she did not.
However, I ended up not even taking William into church or the kid’s worship part with me. He had had a day of excited squeals, so I put him in the nursery care before the service even started.
It’s really great having so many wonderful people able to take care of him. I think he enjoys the variety as well.
William is way too young to enjoy most of the toys, though he does enjoy when he is being rocked in a chair.
It’s great to see all the toys he will be able to play with someday.
For now, as he can’t enjoy the message of the service, I’ll be putting him in the church nursery. I know he has fun and/or at least naps while there. As my friend and fellow churchgoer, Susan, said, this way we can both enjoy being at church to the fullest extent possible.