This week our church is doing its yearly Vacation Bible School (VBS) and every single year, it just so happens to be during the HOTTEST week of the year. I love how that works out! Lol. We don't have air conditioner in the church so you pretty much sweat the whole time but it's just par for the course.
We have a lot of hungry kids that come so we have always done dinner before our VBS each year. I've been cooking those dinners since I was 12 so I signed up again this year. I have wanted to say no for the past few years because it's so hard on the girls to have to be there so early but it's not so bad. Besides, it's only for a week and I don't think that that's too much to ask! I honestly LOVE to do the food and am always happy to cook for others so it's nice to be able to do that. Cooking the food is very challenging because I feed the kids and all the workers (about 75 people) on a meager budget of about $200 so I have to be selective in what I make. Last night was homemade chili with nachos and cheese and tonight was homemade mac and cheese with watermelon. The rest of the week will include sandwiches with chips and fruit, hot dogs and hamburgers, chicken and biscuits, and PIZZA NIGHT (courtesy of everyone donating money to fund that). I love to make a dollar stretch and it's fun!
On top of my job, John is in charge of doing the games and recreation portion of VBS so he's really busy the whole night. It's difficult because he usually sleeps until 3 or 3:30 each day but I've been having to wake him up an hour early to get me to up to the church. We don't get home until almost 9 and then he has to leave for work at 10. I feel so bad for him! Thankfully he'll be off tomorrow night and the night after that. Relief is on the way!
So yeah, it's a hot, long, tiring, and exhausting week but it's rewarding and worth all the blood, sweat, and tears. The girls each have a little class that they go to and they're having a blast so thankfully they're not complaining. And if my babies are happy, SO AM I! :-)