Friday, July 18, 2008

Finally...well almost

Caleb has been going to our church's nursery since was about 6 months old, so about a year. We are regular church attenders, so you would think that it would not take that much time for him to adjust. Wrong. He has always cried. In the beginning we would get paged to come and pick him up because he was crying for so long. We don't get paged anymore, so I guess this is some improvement. But now even when we pull into the parking lot he cries because he knows where we are. I try and talk to him and pray with him but he still cries.

This summer I've been doing a summer Bible study at my church on Wednesdays, Beth Moore's Stepping Up. Rondell is also doing a study on Wednesdays too so luckily our church provides childcare with my study so we can both attend our respective studies. Well that means another day for Caleb to cry about being in the church nursery. I was really hoping that going more often would help the crying situation. Um, no. He still cries.

Well we had a slight breakthrough this week. On Sunday our friends Robert and Amanda (they are in our Small Group with us) were in Caleb's room in the nursery. Apparently they had a great time as you can see in the pictures below (Robert took these):

He was happy the whole time!

"Look at me, I'm not scared of the nursery!"

Is he preaching? Perhaps a future minister?

Then on Wednesday he cried again in the parking lot but he went right to the caretaker (tears and all). When I picked him up they said he was so happy, dancing, laughing and having a ball.

Whew! We'll see what Sunday brings, but I think we're having a bit of a breakthrough!

3 comments:

MCK Mama said...

I found you through the blog-vine...from 4 Little Men. Looks like we have stuff in common...hop on over to my place if you want. Good day to do it, too...I'm having giveaways from my favorite natural baby store!!

Your kids are cutie pies!!

God bless!!

Ann Marie said...

Caleb is a darlin'... love your blog Kelli! See you on Wednesday.

Mike and Katie said...

Hi Kelli,

I linked over here from MckMama's blog and I caught up a bit on your blog. I know what you mean about spicy blogs. Mine doesn't fall into that category but it serves it's purpose.

You have a beautiful family!

Katie