Today was the first day of vacation bible school for my kiddos. Although my kids and I have been involved at our church's VBS every year except one for the last seven years, this year had a couple of crucial firsts.
- This is the first time all three are old enough to attend. This is also the last time they will all be attending together unless my oldest decides to volunteer.
- This is the first time that I will NOT be volunteering. I've worked with music, games, crafts, nursery, and four-year-olds. I'd still do music if it weren't for point number three:
- This is the first time in three years that I will be all alone in the house and I am almost embarrassed at how giddy I am at getting a few hours of alone time.
Someone once told me that the tunes that pop in your head have meaning. You should listen to the lyrics that are looping to get a glimpse at what your subconscious is thinking. I have no idea if that is true, but the songs I started humming today were fitting. As I pulled in my drive, I started humming the Handel's Hallelujah Chorus.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
For the lord God omnipotent reigneth...
Cliche' I know, but true. That song was stuck in my head and thanks to my days in choir, I heard the harmony part! That lasted until it was replaced by the chorus of Vacation by the Go-Go's :
Vacation, all I ever wanted
Vacation, had to get away
Vacation, meant to be spent alone.
Humming and dancing (hey! no one was watching!) I decided to get some house work done without interruptions. Cue Elvis in my brain.. just the intro and the first line...
A little less conversation
A little more action please.
Perhaps he was singing about something besides housework, but it worked for me. By then it was time to go get them again. I decided to indulge in NPR on the ride to get them. After all, if I didn't turn on the real radio, who knows what I would have started humming next!