Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Things I learned at CCYC

I went to CCYC for the first time weekend before last as a chaperone. It was a blast! Here's what I learned:

  • Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express are not the same thing.
  • 6th grade boys play hard and crash quickly.
  • Singing worship songs at CCYC all weekend can be hazardous to your vocal cords.
  • Chucks don't last forever.
  • Chucks smell when they have holes in the soles and they get wet.
  • Black lo-top Chucks rarely ever go on sale.
  • There's nothing like a new pair of Chucks.
  • CONFIRMED: kids in a bus or van on a long trip get louder the closer they get to the end.
  • Driving a 15-passenger van is somewhat different than driving a VW Beetle.
  • Give a middle-school kid 5 bucks at a gas station and tell them to get something for breakfast and you'll be amazed at the combinations you will see.
  • Keep middle-schoolers away from magic markers.
  • Technology is cool - wait, I already knew that.
  • It's amazing what kind of "notes" you can hit on a high solo at the end of a choir program after being at CCYC the rest of the weekend. Can you say "yodel"?

"...Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit." 2 Corinthians 3:7-18