Are YOU going?

You should’ve heard the Cubbie kids on Wednesday night at church.

“Are you going to Pajamarama?”

“Yeah! Are you?”

“Uh-huh. What pajamas are you wearing?”

“I’m gonna wear my Cars ones, and so is Chris.”

“I’m gonna wear my Princess ones.”

“I’m going too, and I’m going to wear my jammies with the horses on it.”

This is apparently like prom for preschoolers.

Once a year, our church has a “Pajamarama” night for the preschool age group. They bring their blankets and pillows, wear their pajamas, eat pizza, watch a video and do some simple crafts – $2 for 2 hours of fun.

Last year, they watched Curious George. This year, it’s a Veggie Tales DVD.

Ane has been asking “when is Pajamarama?” ever since she heard it was coming up, and apparently, all the other preschoolers are excited about it, too. And anyone who’s ANYONE will be there.

How about you? 🙂


Along those lines, Tad is not going. He doesn’t know what he’s missing, and Ane will spend her time having fun (as opposed to picking on him) if he’s not there. Plus, he’s not quite mature enough for this.

Our children’s director called me yesterday afternoon. “Is Tad going to come? I know you’d said you weren’t sure.”

“No, he’s not coming this time,” I said. “I just think he’s not quite old enough for this yet.”

“Are you sure? Because both Teacher Lisa and Teacher Kate will be there, and so will Auntie.”

Now, I knew Auntie would be there (and I’m kind of counting on her to keep Ane in line). I didn’t know that Teachers Lisa and Kate would be there. They are sisters, and they teach Tad’s Sunday School class during first service. Lisa is a college student, Kate is in high school. Lisa loves this age group, and Tad has a crush on her. He LOVES his Teacher Lisa. Not that he can tell me this, but he loves Sunday School, and at this age, it’s all about the teacher. She has been so incredibly kind to us and patient with him, even though he can’t sit still for many things – especially singing time – or talk much. I’ve been told that he actually does make the effort to talk to her. I value both Lisa and Kate so much for their time and effort, and I try to tell them that often to encourage them.

Still, Tad, running around a room full of preschoolers – and his sister – with pizza and crayons, even with Auntie, Lisa and Kate keeping tabs on him… the image doesn’t appeal to me. One of them would literally have to be sitting on him the WHOLE time.

So, I declined. Sorry, Tad. There’s always next year.


Hey, I did pretty well on my American Idol guesses! But that Robbie was booted off before Danny is just wrong. Still, I don’t think either of them are Top 12 material, so I guess it really doesn’t matter what order they get kicked off in.


Happy Leap Year, everyone! And happy anniversary, Mom and Dad! This is the 8th anniversary of their first date. 🙂

2 Responses to “Are YOU going?”

  1. Resiss
    February 29th, 2008 07:24

    No, this is the 32nd anniversary of Mom and Dad’s first date (in 1976). I think you’re thinking ahead to your 8th wedding anniversary this summer.

  2. Deanna
    February 29th, 2008 09:55

    Nope, Resiss. This is Mom and Dad’s EIGHTH anniversary because it IS a leap year. They only get to celebrate it every 4 years. 🙂 Just ask Mom. And you’d think with only having to remember it every 4 years, Dad could manage flowers??