Sunday, September 16, 2007
Maybe George W and I have more in common than I thought…
My friends that got married before me said all newly weds got called to the Nursery. I understand that the Nursery plays a vital role, but it seems unfair to stick people that do not have children themselves, babysitting. Sure, once I have a toddler of my own it’s only fair that I do my share of the babysitting- but when you’re childless, it seems like needless punishment.
I thought I was going to avoid the Nursery, the first ward we lived in it was temporary, so we didn’t receive callings. Before we moved into our current ward we met the bishop. I asked the bishop in the presence of the Nursery president (our next door neighbor), to NOT call me to the nursery. Long conversation about how if he wants me to procreate the last thing I should be doing is watching young children at church.
Guess what calling was extended to me today?
I’m assuming he forgot our previous conversation, and when my name came up they thought “oh, newly wed. It might be good for her to spend time with some babies” Problem is, I don’t like babies, I like kids. If I work in the Nursery, I’ll post pone having children. They can be cute, funny, fun, whatever, but they can also whine, poop in their pants and throw tantrums. I’m not a nursery person- stick me teaching the 7 year old boys- yes, 2 year olds- no.
Maybe it’s, inspired, maybe I should spend 2 hours each Sunday babysitting for ‘spiritual blessings’ (aka free) Maybe it will open my eyes to the error of my ways, and I’ll quit my job, stop watching CNN and want to spend the rest of my life pregnant, scrap booking, and perfecting my tuna casserole.
Am I completely off base here for not wanting to serve in the Nursery? Am I being prideful because I think this calling was extended to me due to a stereotype? Am I the only one that only likes babies for about 15 minutes then I'm done? Am I a big jerstore for thinking that this calling could make me become a 'sacrement only' kind of gal?
Brent thinks I'm a looney toon.