Tonight was my second class at the new parish. Last week there were like five parents sitting in (about 15 kids). Apparently they've had some rowdy kids and the parents were brought in for reinforcement. I could not get the kids to talk. I suspect the parents were inhibiting them. Personally I prefer rowdy to silent.
So after last week's class a couple of parents said they felt like I had it under control and would I mind if they stayed home. Not at all.
Tonight only one parent and it was a different story. Lots of talking. Giggling. One kid who would only give me smart ass answers. I told him he had used up his quota of funny answers and had to give me a serious one. At the end of the class I make them all tell me one thing they learned and lo and behold he had a serious answer.
Also at the end of class they all have to pray outloud. Very simple--just finish these two sentences "God I ask you ..." and "God I thank you". Last week Mr. Smarty Pants prayed that some teacher he didn't like would retire. This week he prayed "Dear God, please let there be no more crazy people shooting up people" I think I'm gonna like this kid.
I LOVE CONFIRMATION!