Things I’ve Learned in the Toddler’s Room

I have worked with elementary-aged children for over 25 years, so working with 2 and 3 year olds who are not my biological children is somewhat of a culture shock. I started in children’s ministry in 1992 in the Elementary Department, and except for a few times out of the year, I have stuck with this age group. Last year, my role in my church changed. Now, one of my main roles is oversight of the Toddler Department. Here’s some of the things I’ve learned from toddlers and their world:
  • Fart jokes don’t work. Fart sounds sometimes do.
  • Bubbles are magical. They are.
  • If it can fit in your mouth, it is highly likely it will go there.
  • Veggie Tales still rule and probably will forever.
  • Tight hipster jeans have no place in this world.
  • Mucous. It’s all over the place.
  • If all else fails, just cry. That’s what they do.
  • I am learning kidmin all over again with these little people. They make me sweat, but every happy face sticker they put on my pant leg and every squeeze of my hand is worth a million bucks.