SoOoOoOo, I know many of you are just dying to know how I like my new calling.
(actually, I’m guessing my own mother probably doesn’t even care, but oh well, I’m posting about it anyway)
First of all, it is important to note that I went for an entire year with my *only* calling being visiting teacher. No, not visiting teacher SUPERVISOR… just visiting teacher. Which was impressive, I think – even in a high traffic ward like ours, a year is kind of a long time to go unnoticed and calling-less. Especially since Nate has been in the Sunday School presidency for the past 9 or 10 months.
(actually, that wasn’t really important to note and in no way relevant to my story – moving on)
I’ve been serving as Primary Music Leader for the past 6 weeks or so. At first I was really excited, and thought it was going to be a really fun calling.
Then I realized our primary consisted of about a ba-gillion sunbeams (translation: 20+ 3-year-olds) and teaching them new songs might not necessarily merit the adjective ‘fun’.
It took me a little while to get used to this…
Small child, yelling: cook, clean, and GIVE BIRTH!
Me: (what the??) ummm… well, actually, to care and nurture….
…and to laugh instead of wince at this rendition of the new hit, ‘Scripture Power’…
(mumble, grumble, or silent staring at me blankly all during the first verse, then…)
“SCRIPTURE POWER!!!!!” (mumble, something, la la)
“SCRIPTURE POWER!!!!!” (uhhhhh, bleah, hit neighbor)
“SCRIPTURE POWER!!!!!” (slide from chair to ground and stubbornly decide to be DONE singing)
Any suggestions from the crowd on being an entertaining and effective primary music leader?