Monday, July 20, 2009

Why Rush into Things?

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. ~Mark Twain

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week. ~Spanish Proverb

I do my work at the same time each day - the last minute. ~Author Unknown

Procrastination is something best put off until tomorrow. ~Gerald Vaughan


You may delay, but time will not. ~Benjamin Franklin

Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment. ~Robert Benchley

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. ~Don Marquis

Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday. ~Author Unknown


Procrastination is like Masturbation. At first it feels good but in the end you're just screwing yourself. ~Author Unknown


It's that time of year again. It's time for me to come up with crafts ideas to fill up a week of activities for the 5-8 year olds during Vacation bible School. In spite of my subversive suggestion of having kids make penis gourds, in spite of using dead fish as an artistic medium, and in spite of the great wind spinner disaster of 2008 the organizers of the week keep asking me back. I think they know a cheap deal when they see it. For crying out loud I get a budget of roughly $200 to come up with crafts for 50 kids five days in a row. It's artistic fishes and loaves the way I multiply that little bit to cover the multitudes.

This year I was waaaaay behind the 8 ball. The insanity starts today. I began planning on Thursday. I bought supplies on Friday and Saturday. Sunday night at 7:00 pm I started constructing samples. And what am I doing after midnight instead of getting to bed ASAP to be well rested? I'm sitting here to type up this blog post. Well, I wouldn't want to let that slide now, would I?

23 comments:

misticblu said...

Surely you can pull off tie dye again, that's one.
Can't wait to see the results of the week!

Jazz said...

I think you should go with the penis gourds myself.

Desmond Jones said...

Dang it! Today is one of those days when I regret only having made your acquaintance last year. . .

So, if you and Molly and I ever get to sit down together over a convivial beverage, will you show us your penis gourd? If I say 'pretty please'??

And - 4 bucks per kid for the whole week? That's 'loaves-and-fishes' of a high order, my dear. . .

Cocotte said...

Good ole VBS! Miss those days. My kids still have many of the crafts that they made over the years. Have fun!

G-Man said...

The Tremendous pressure of VBS...

Bon Chance.... :-)

Craver Vii said...

Just thinking about glitter gives me hives. It's not a physical allergy... I just can't stand glitter. Popsicle sticks, paste, and tempera paint are just fine, though.

Kat said...

HAHAHA!!!! That last quote is just too much. hehehe Very funny. :)

Good luck with all the crafties!

Suldog said...

Tell the kids to go through mom and dad's bedside table drawers, and whatever they find they can bring in to be painted in bright stripey colors. It will especially fun if what they find either resembles a body part or is used to cover one.

It may not be nice for vacation bible school, but it will probably get you off the hook for next year :-)

snowelf said...

Yes...procrastination...the reason I am visiting other people's blogs instead of finishing my own post. ;)

I can't wait to hear what you've come up with for crafts this year!

--snow

S said...

bra purses, penis gourds AND burnt matchstick crosses.

(M)ary said...

love the procrastination quotes (-:

thinking back to childhood...my most favorite crafts were...hmmm...i have blocked out the memories. sort of like gym class. i could never followed directions so my crafts were 'unique' aka not successful in the eyes of the teacher.

lime said...

misticblu, i did tie dye a couple of years ago and it worked well. i just try not to repeat the same thing too often

jazz, custom fitted!

desmond, search my blog for "penis gourd" you should come up with a couple of posts. one where i model it and one where it's hanging on the xmas tree. currently it resides in my dining room. i've considered filling it with dried flowers.

cocotte, aww, how cool that they still have some of their projects.

gman, one day down, 4 to go...

craver, i'm with you on the glitter thing. it's a colossal pain. i tend to avoid it.

kat, i have to admit the last quote was my favorite too

suldog, i have had it suggested that i make condom balloon animals.

s, bra purses! i forgot about them!

lime said...

mary, i am totally ok with a kid choosing to do his or her own thing with the supplies i give them. they just can't have more than what i give the other kids, but if they want to reconfigure it all...go for it.

secret agent woman said...

Hoo boy, that is not my preferred age group. Good luck!

Michelle said...

penis gourds! How can something that sounds so good be so bad!

for a different kind of girl said...

I'm hoping I looked sorrowful a couple weeks ago when I was asked if I could volunteer at our church's VBS this week. It's hard to know for sure, because inside, I was jumping up and down and cheering because I couldn't!

Hope it started off well today for you!

Lulda Casadaga said...

Good luck with the crafty kiddies. Surely, up there, you can paint a few pine cones and be done with it...LOL
My middle name is procrastination!
and I surely can relate to the last quote...

NYD said...

Crafts and kids are great fun. It might be a pain in the butt getting organized yet once things get started it's a real blast.

Then again I only deal with around twenty kids. Fifty would make me want to sneak off for a shot or two of whiskey.


LOL@ fish painting. Awesome idea!

radiu

lime said...

secret agent, i actually like that age group. they are enthusiastic and generally cooperative

michelle, it was a pretty funny event

fadkog, and the oscar goes to....

lulda, oddly, i looked for pinecones and couldn't find them

nyd, i think it's actually a japanese thing called giataku? and i don't have 50 all at one shot. it's broken into two groups so it's more manageable.

Casdok said...

Best of luck!! Great quotes :)

Cheesy said...

Combine snack time with a craft! 2 birds with one stone? Playing with food is da bomb~

Beach Bum said...

Vacation Bible School is a small relief God sends my way giving me a vacation from my children's summer vacation.

Jocelyn said...

If you did penis gourds, then the girls could make chastity belts, and that's just good, old-fashioned fun.

You are a hero.