Our Awana program is winding down for the year. And again, to celebrate, the leaders have been called upon to take one for the team.
Each year, if an Awana member finishes their book for the year, the names are entered into a drawing for each team. If drawn, that student is allowed to take aim, and throw a whip cream pie into the face of a leader of choice.
Oh sure, the leaders are given a flimsy trash bag with a neck hole to protect (mockingly, I’m using air quotes) their clothing. But frankly, I chose to bring my own armor.
The likelihood that my own child’s name would be called was slim to none. Especially since Jensen is on the 3 year plan. In the beginning of the Sparks book, the students are taken first through the first letters of S-P-A-R-K-S. And then they move on to learn many many more sections before completing their book.
Jensen is still on K.
Slow and steady wins the race…
Anyhoo. One of my very favorite things about Awana this year, has been the leaders that I’ve been serving with on our team. They are coincidentally also homeschooling moms, and 3 of my very dearest friends. We’ve had far more fun than anyone ought to be having in church. Just sayin’.
We were well suited up. Somehow I managed to dodge the bullet again this year. Both Trish and Brianna were nailed with pies. The odds were completely against Brianna since the 2 names picked from our group were E & K, her identical twin daughters. (Yes, that E & K.)
(Insert maniacal laughter)
If I serve on Awana again next year, which will be my 5th year God help me, I don’t think my luck is going to continue.
But I believe I will start campaigning for a better pie. Maybe something in a chocolate meringue. With a cherry garnish.