Thursday, June 24, 2010

And then I came home and rubbed my tired bunion.

So this week has been Vacation Bible School for us. This is the first time I've helped in VBS at our new church and this time I took on a completely new job.

Making lunches.

As in Lunch Lady.

Yes, I spent the week in the church kitchen making sandwiches and learning how many orange slices make a serving. A very sweet lady came early each morning to help us get started. She works in a local elementary school lunchroom and is an expert in the lunch making.

After she left for her job, another volunteer and I finished the task. We made sandwiches, bagged grapes, sliced oranges and apples, sorted cookies, and delivered water and Popsicles.

By the end of the week I was much more educated in the food pyramid than I'd prefer, but not even close to the expertise of the sweet lunchroom worker who became my mentor. I did, however, suddenly feel the urge to go out and purchase some orthopedic shoes.

The kids all seemed to have a good time. Last night at our Wednesday night kids' activities, one of the teachers reminded them that we were having VBS this week, and that there was still a chance to attend.

One little boy who is extremely bright and the ripe old age of nine, raised his hand to comment,
"VBS? I wasn't notified."

We swallowed our giggles and apologized for his lack of notification.

Maybe I should have him help me in the lunchroom. He'd probably know exactly how many ounces of turkey make up a serving.


Big Mama said...

But did you wear a hairnet and make any Sloppy Joes?

Ashlee said...

Probably not Sloppy Joes but pizza and corn. In Kentucky, that was the combo on Fridays. Heavens.