Our praise band wasn’t able to make it tonight so I decided to do some worship without singing. We did 3 things: played with balloons, drew on the floor, and journaled our prayer requests. We did play music while we were working on these things, but there was no singing. It was different but good.
I added the complete outline in the Random Idea section. You can check it out here if you want to see more of what it looked like. The only major problem we had was on guy thought it would be funny to pop the balloons. You see that is why working with teenagers is so difficult. They don’t see past what they immediately think is funny. He didn’t imagine how his actions were 1) distracting to everyone else 2) disrespectful to me and ultimately to God 3) messing up the whole concept for everyone else because by taking out balloons he was leaving people out of the next section. But he is a teenager and so his thought was "Hey! This makes a loud noise!". I didn’t even know that he was popping the balloons until he told me because he thought it was funny. He never once imagined that he was doing something annoying and rude. I need to find a new profession.
Andy thinks I should get a 9-5 job, but I don’t have any marketable skills. So I am stuck with teenagers.
(Oh yeah as a side note: Please read at least a month or so of this blog before you start being upset with my view of teenagers. I don’t want to have to go through that whole thing again.)