March 27, 2011

My mom genes need to kick in.

Sweater: borrowed, Skirt: thrifted $4, Tights: Target gift, Shoes: Macy's

I had to teach a class at church todays you guys.
It was super last minute.
By last minute, I mean I literally walked in and had to start teaching.
They were short teachers so they asked me to cover.
I had to teach four years olds...
I'm kind of scared of kids. And my mom genes have definitely not come in yet.
(read this post if you want to know about my fear)
But I have wanted experiences to try and become comfortable with children.
First five minutes I'm there, one of the kids just cries and cries and is yelling for their mom. I don't know what to do or what to say. I just hold him and keep repeating "it's okay, your mom will come get you later." That didn't really work...
Then the lesson is on nature...?
How is that even a lesson?
I'm sorry, I had nothing to say.
Uhm, birds are nice and they eat bugs for us?
I resorted to coloring for a good 25 minutes.

I felt so awkward teaching and I didn't know what to say at all.
At least it was practice, right?
I hope my mommy genes come soon.


  1. Coloring is always a good option.
    Dont feel bad. I nanny for this three year old who for the first month cried the WHOLE time until her dad came home. but now were buds.
    and I cant believe that skirt was thrifted. SCORE!

  2. I love the pizzazz the skirt and tights bring to this outfit!

    One time I also last minute taught 4-year-olds at church. One of them asked me why I was wearing a skirt around my waist. I said "because". So loving and tender, I know.

    North Meets South

  3. omg, my husband and i teach the 4 year olds. they're a crazy bunch!!

  4. Great blog! I'm a new follower.
    Fun fact - in my post today, I'm wearing almost the exact same tights. :)


  5. How old are you? They'll kick in. Mine didn't kick in till I had my daughter almost four months ago.

    Your hair looks beautiful like that. You did something different. I have a similar cut and curly hair but I always straighten it. I'd love to hear how you fixed it today.

  6. My mommy Genes haven't kicked in yet either...I'm 24 and I fear I may never be comfortable around kids! I get so nervous! i think it's the whole idea that you aren't their parents so you really have no right to tell them what they can and can't do. I usually resort to coloring too! Or games, but with 4 year olds that can be a little challenging!

  7. I second Elaine's love for this skirt. You have some serious thrift talent girl!

  8. Alot of people don't get the mommy genes til they have kids, so don't feel too bad about it :)

  9. haha this post made me laugh so hard! a large group of 4 year olds is pretty intimidating i would agree!
    ps.. LOVING that sweater!

  10. Haha, laughing out loud at this post - I have no idea what I would have said to a group of 4-year-olds, either!

    Love your blog, looking forward to posts to come!

    -Hallie :)

  11. What A great skirt..and thrifted!! My husband and I teach 5 year olds in primary, and today there was a long pause in the lesson (I lost my place) and a girl yells out why is it quiet...what are we doing? lol..I totally feel your pain. Don't worry the mommy genes will kick in;)

  12. I'm suer if you had had time to prepare, you would have had less of a hard time :)
    Teaching aside, I adore your outfit,

    stripes + metallics + pop of colour = magic!

  13. No worries! Mommy insticts come naturally; but I mean you were caught off guard too! I would have done the same thing...what kid doesn't like coloring?? haha.

    And of course cute outfit! I can definitly see this outfit in a professional field because of that skirt. =)

    -Erin (

  14. My husband and I are cub scout leaders... I feel your pain

  15. You are adorable. Don't worry about your mom genes kicking in, they most certainly will. The more you teach the classes the more comfortable you will become, trust me! I teach 5 & 6 year olds at my church and while some Sundays are tough, I adore them all!
    p.s. your outfit is fab.