Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Does This Make Me a Beekeeper?
Okay, enough about why they are called Beehives. They just are.
On Sunday I needed to make an announcement about our weekly activity. We are doing three heart attacks. This is when you "attack" someone or their room or front porch, with a plate of goodies and lots of cut out hearts with sweet messages on them. The girls are excited, but I needed to take care of some business so the activity would run smoothly. I needed people to sign up to bring cupcakes and frosting and candy decorations.
This is how the announcement went down to my class of 12 Beehives:
Me: I need to go over a few details about this week's activity.
(Three hands shoot up in the air)
Me: (to Beehive #1) Did you have a question?
Beehive #1: Where will you be at 7:45, because I'm going to be late and can meet up with you at 7:45, but I need to know where you will be? Do you think you will still be here at the church decorating the cupcakes? I just need to know where to show up because I'm going to be late.
Me: Well, I'm not sure where we will be at 7:45. I'll probably have a better idea at the activity. (To Beehive #2) Do you have a question?
Beehive #2: I just think that we should probably figure out who's bringing what so we don't have a bunch of the same stuff.
Me: Right, I've got a list here and I'll go over everything. (to Beehive #3) Yes, Beehive #3?
Beehive #3: So, who are we going to heart attack? Because I have this friend and I think we should do her. It would be so awesome.
Me: Okay. Why don't you let me go over everything and if you still have questions you can ask when I'm done talking. I need 4 people to bring 12 unfrosted cupcakes.
Me: I'll bring one dozen. Can someone else do another?
Beehive #4: I can bring cupcakes
Beehive #5: Okay, I'll bring cupcakes too.
Me: Great! Thank you. Maybe 3 dozen will be enough. How about frosting? Anyone? (crickets) Just a can from the store will be fine. (crickets)
Beehive #1: So, do you think I should meet you at someones house while you are heart attacking? Cause I'm going to be late.
Beehive #2: I can't bring anything because my mom has already gone shopping for the week.
(The bell rings signaling the end of class and the room clears out at lightning speed, except for...)
Beehive #1: So...
Me: Why don't I just give you my cell number and you can call me.
I do love my girls. They are such a refreshing change from my boys and I find it very helpful to listen and see what is going on in the lives of these young women. Every one of them is talented and beautiful. But sometimes their apparent lack of focus, the way they fly from one topic to another, or their cute little buzzing they do with their friends during class, when they are supposed to be listening to the lesson, makes me think think the beehive is a actually a very appropriate symbol.
Posted by Afton at 2:13 PM