Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Child's Confidence

Evan gave a talk in Primary today.  It was written, folded, and placed in his pocket.  I had to remind him a couple of time during class to keep it in his pocket.  When it was his turn, he looked at me.  I nodded and he bounded up the microphone.  His mom was in the back of the room and he shot a smile at her before starting his talk.  He did a great job, and I told him so when he came back to sit down.

Later we had to go out so he could take a bathroom break.  Sister J. told him that he had done such a wonderful job.  She complimented him on his mad reading skills and gave him a high five.  As we walked back into the Primary room, he said, "I did so great!"

After our Sharing Time lesson, we moved into singing time.  Sister C. had the kids only (no teachers) sing the song they are sharing in Sacrament Meeting next week.  She said, "I don't know if we can do it without the teachers."  Evan said, "I can!"  And he did.

We sang the same song for closing.  As the child who was giving the closing prayer stood up, Evan said, "I'm awesome!"

Wouldn't it be great if we were all that confident?