We wrapped up vacation Bible school at our church a few weeks ago. Saddle Ridge Ranch was closed down. Cowboy hats and bandanas were discarded, and we’ve regained the majority of our hearing after listening to hundreds of kids yell and holler for 5 days straight. But there’s one part of VBS we just can’t seem to let go in our house. It’s the music.
Both Abby and Grayson love music. It’s in their genes since Burge and I both love music. And really, the marketing people at Lifeway could work for Disney, they do that good of a job ingraining their message in your head. Granted, Lifeway’s message is more along the lines of “Jesus loves you” while Disney’s is more like “How much money can we make off of you?”. Anyway, the songs, they stick in your head like you would not believe. I’ve even caught myself singing them. Of course, I have listened to them for no less than 8 hours a day for the last 3 weeks. And on a more random basis for weeks prior to that.
Abby sang them leading up to VBS because she was learning them for the VBS musical.
She sang them in the musical…
She sang them in Bible school…
And then she let them go. However, that’s when Grayson picked them up. He has a few favorites. He likes the Saddle Ridge Ranch theme song, only he refers to it as simply “Fiddle”, because it has fiddle music in it and you’re supposed to act like you’re playing a fiddle in the beginning. He also likes “I Am”, whose chorus says “I am who the Great I Am says I am, I am one of His greatest creations.” But when Grayson sings it, he says “I am great, I am.” Takes on a whole different meaning, no?
But his favorite, by far, is “Yes to VBS”. He sings “Y-E-S V-B-S” all the blessed time. He loves it like no other.
A few notes about the video… It’s poor quality because I have no idea what I’m doing using the video camera. It’s a poor edit because I have even less of an idea how to edit a video, which is evidenced by the fact that it took me over an hour to (very poorly) edit and upload this (very poorly shot) 2 minute video. Grayson was in Abby’s room at the time, and while I would like to say that it’s not usually that messy, that would not be completely truthful. And I have no idea why Grayson had his hand in the back of his diaper. So there you go, it’s taken me longer to explain this video than it did to watch it.