Topics of the Hour: nerves, glittery shoes, flowers, and choosing gender part 2
(part 1 here)
(part 1 here)
As I mentioned Monday, I volunteered in our church's nursery this past Sunday. When I saw that bright yellow insert in the bulletin asking for more help at 11:00, I thought hmm, why not? We typically attend the 9:30 contemporary service (where Future Papa plays bass) and bible study at 11:00, so I supposed it couldn't hurt to miss a bible study from time to time. Plus, volunteers only help out once every 9 weeks or so (hired teachers supervise week in week out), so I decided this would be a good way to ease into my future mommyhood.
I was assigned the
The crackers disappeared into their bellies and the toddling two-year-olds were released! First task: Monitor Mr. Potato Head Playtime. I sat down amongst the pile of plastic eyeballs and earrings when immediately a little girl with the cutest little shoes plopped down on my lap and asked to be read a book. These shoes are almost as cute as her shoes:
After about 20 minutes of turning pages and forcing objects into poor Mr. Potato Head, we proceeded to the playground. I situated myself in the sandbox to continue entertaining and refereeing the toddling twos. Not long into our quest to build a sand volcano, a precious little boy in overalls came up and handed me one of these.
The big picture conclusion? If I am this wishy washy about gender...I think we are much closer to having a decision. I just don't know if I can place a check in a girl box or a boy box. We will certainly keep praying about this...but at this point, I think it might be best to check that little either box and see what we are blessed with :-)