Every year, in the spring, I notice it. The kids that used to be so enthusiastic in their singing start to stand or sit in stone silence. Fourth and fifth-grade boys are the hardest. They start to be very aware of others and have no desire to do anything “uncool.” Continue reading “When Can I Clap?”
Cartoon of a girl asking her teacher, “I heard you singing during worship. Why don’t you use Auto-Tune?
A similar incident happened to me once. A girl came up to me after I taught her class. She had helped me in worship. She informed me I made a better teacher than a singer. So I thanked her. What else could I do?
Sometimes in children’s ministry, you have to wear different hats. I used to fret about whether I was a good singer or a teacher. At least now I know I’m a better teacher than a singer. The only question remaining is, how bad of a singer am I?
Don’t answer that. I’ll let the kids critique me instead.
I drew this cartoon for K! Magazine.
I originally drew this a dozen years ago during another economic slow-down. These things happen in cycles.