Naomi was late for her very first Sunday School because (1) I could not exactly find the classroom where the Sunday School was held. From afar, I didn't see any door opened in the Sunday School area where I was told the week before. Therefore, I confidently assumed there was no Sunday School held last Sunday and proceeded with bringing Naomi along to the Sunday Service as usual. (2) I felt that Naomi was considerably quiet and okay during last week's sermon so I refrained myself from bringing her to the Sunday School's classroom as yet. Naomi going to the Sunday School for the first time meant me accompanying her to the Sunday School the whole time too, hence missing the sermon.
Anyway, after the sermon was concluded, I looked at my watch and hey, there's like 30 mins left before the Sunday Service was over so I dashed to bring Naomi to check the Sunday School place with my friend (her kids were already joining the on-going Sunday School).
12 October 2014: Naomi's First Sunday School.
When we arrived to the Sunday School's classroom, there were about 8-10 kids and they were generally older than Naomi. The kids were doing some craft things with the Sunday School teacher and Naomi being the youngest in the class was notably the most ding-dong kid of all. She didn't understand what the teacher said nor instructed the kids to do. As such, I did Naomi's crafts for the day - cutting and pasting the paper. While Naomi seemed not to have any problem meeting the new kids, she was more interested in exploring the classroom and couldn't really sit still doing her crafts.
That day, the kids were taught about sharing but ironically, Naomi totally refused to share the raisins that were given at the end of the Sunday School when her Dad asked for some. Amount of lesson taken? None. Clearly, Naomi needs to attend Sunday School more regularly and this coming Sunday, I will make her attend the 8am Sunday School as punctual as we could.
On another note, I spotted a really simple and easy to remember bed time prayer for kids written in Naomi's first Sunday School material. For someone (fingers pointed at myself) who needs to learn teaching a toddler how to pray in English, I found this useful. The bedtime prayer goes like this:
"Dear God, I've been busy all day.
Thank you for being with me.
Please stay with me while I sleep.
So, I, too, learnt something new at the Sunday School.