Tuesday, August 28, 2012

the lock-in



good tuesday morning everyone----i thought i would share a little about my last weekend---not my last weekend, as far as i know but last weekend haha---see--this is why i am not a proffessional writer :)

the youth had their end of summer "lock-in" this past friday night---we had six youth---they really had fun---two of the youth were visitors----even at that, it amazed me how these lock-ins, bond these kids so quickly----

our pastor's wife and youth leader, ms. cindy, had told them they had to have lights out at 1am------i was sleeping with one eye open, as a couple of the girls were sneaking out into the hall, every time i nodded off-----

the girls slept in the youth room---the same room we hold our coffee house in----since the ac is messed up on one side of the floor, the boys had permission from "pastor bob" to sleep in his office-----now that's a cool pastor, right-----

he might not have liked how they were all about his big table, but all in all they were very good at keeping the nice room in tact------

after the lights out call and many hours of putting everyone back to bed, over and over---they all appeared to be asleep-----that was when it hit me---i had to scare them---hehehehe

i walked down to the boys room--frank was also in there and pretty much slept through it all-----i started scratching on the cloudy glass window panes to their room----i could hear them asking "what in the world is that"---"i'm not looking, you look"----i was finally discovered---so off to bed again------

but i still had another plan----isn't that what i am suppose to do---it's no fun if you can't scare the dickens out of one, is it---------

they were all asleep again----i crept down the hall and enter the dark and creepy empty of people room and hid behind the copy machine---this made them unable to see me, if they dared to exit their room and venture into the desolate dark dark hallway-----

i rapped on the wall ---sorta in a weird pattern---i could hear the boys and frank----"oh my gosh, what is that"----now they were up and coaxing one another to enter the horrid hallway-----i held my place---covering my mouth as they roamed up and down-----now the girls and ms. cindy were awake too-----

i got tired of crouching behind the printer-----they were not about to enter that room---so i guess they didn't think i would have either-----i exit, laughing so hard, i could hardly breath----they shook their heads in disbelief----remember a couple of them don't really know me yet-----

now it was around 4:30-----we all go back to bed----oh i forgot to tell ya---guess who slept through it all, robyn----

at a little before 5:30, the boys enter our room, turning on the lights-----ms. cindy and i decide, we might as well get up-------

thank goodness for a rainy day on saturday, where, we all caught up on our sleep a bit--

yeah i guess i still got it if i can out stay those kids--------but i bet they weren't sick the rest of the weekend----oh well ya gotta have your fun while ya can :)

robyn wants everyone to know douglas was worse and she has the video she's keeping for one day when he's running for public office:)

52 comments:

  1. I remember the days of church lock-ins. I loved them as a kid but not so much as an adult chaperone : )

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    1. haha--i don't remember going to them or if we even had them when i was a teen--i kinda enjoy them--but not so sure how much i will do them when robyn stops being a youth :)

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  2. Very funny, Lynn. Twisted sense of humour you have, but fun. But remember, you just gave them ideas. . .

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    1. haha always---but believe me they already have plenty--thanks d.g. :)

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  3. How funny! I love the photo and what Robin had to tell...:)

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  4. Yes, Lynn, love your sense of humor! Those kids must love you!!

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  5. I remember church lock ins, one of my favorite lockins was when we dressed 2 of the boys up in fancy formals and put makeup on them. If our elders found out we would have ostracized, but boy was it fun!!!!

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    1. yeah--haha i know---ms. cindy knew everything and frank and i---but i was just thinking--hmmm i hope some of my facebook church friends don't get upset--thanks brownie :)

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  6. What is a youth sleepover without a little adult pranks?? I tied the shoelaces of all the sneakers together.

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    1. i know right---haha- you are bad susan!;)

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  7. That sounds like so much fun! I remember those lock-ins. :)

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    1. they really are fun--i kinda complain as they are approaching but secretly love them dana ;)

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  8. Very funny story. I am a prankster, so loved the prank. Here is one for another time... when it is dark and quiet, bust a plastic bag. :)

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    1. haha good one--will surely do--thanks :)

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  9. Sounds like great fun. Being frightened together is a great bonding experience.

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    1. haha it really is--strange but true--thanks susan :)

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  10. I don't remember ever going to one, but my kids would tell you this it what home was like, the entire time they lived here. LOL!

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    1. really--sounds like the house i grew up in--my mom and brother were always hiding whenever daddy came home or pretty much anyone they were expecting--it was not unusual for my brother to be found on top of the freezer or under the bathroom cabinets--and my mother would jump out at you when you least expected--i remind myself of her more and more--thanks ms. a :)

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  11. Oh my, I forgot all about the 'Lock in'. I was a youth leader back when the kids where in Middle and High School...back when I could stay up late and not feel like I had a serious illness. It was fun even though our youth didn't have to go to sleep and there 30 or more..I miss all of it at times. You really grow to love those kids don't you?

    Thanks for bringing back the good memories. xo

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    1. oh how cool that you worked with the youth---i really enjoy the youth--and yeah i am in my fifties and it does catch up with ya---thanks sherri :)

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    2. oh and haha i didn't catch this part at first--i will have to share with ms. cindy about your youth not even having to go to sleep at all--love it!

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  12. Hi Lynn, thanks for stopping by and wishing my Sister a Happy Birthday! That was mighty sweet:)

    My Grandson went to a lock-in this past weekend! He had so much fun! Great times were had by all!

    Have a blessed evening!

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    1. i hope she did have a great day---oh how cool your grandson had one too---you too theresa, thanks :)

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  13. Too funny! It sounds like you had more fun than they did!

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  14. Lynn you are brilliant! Here in the UK a lock-in means an illegally extended serving time in a pub, so I did wonder why children were being involved... this sounds far more wholesome and hilarious :-)

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    1. LOL Lily! How funny is that!

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    2. omgoodness---this could have lead to all kinds of misunderstandings---glad we cleared that up---hilarious---thanks lily :)

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  15. I can see how a lock-in and being scared by strange noises would give people a chance to bond...

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    1. i know, isn't it funny how it does--thanks cynthia :)

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  16. Hmmm never heard of "Lock-in" before. SOund like good time for bonding :)

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    1. it really is---we always have a good time--thanks :)

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  17. Lynn, you're a big kid at heart...it's great! Bet everyone will recall the 'lock in' for years to come. Happy Days!

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    1. yeah when it comes to some things i am the biggest--i hope they will--thanks maria :)

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  18. Oh I can imagine how fun it would have been. Thanks for visiting me. Do you want to follow each other? Let me know will follow you back.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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    1. i think i am following you already--but i will check and follow for sure if i am not and yes i would love it if you followed me--thanks paps :)

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  19. I like that you rapped 'sorta in a weird pattern.' :)

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    1. i thought they would be more scared of a crazy maniac that had a strange rhythm suze :)

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  20. Funny. I enjoy reading your very REAL posts. Since I haven't been here in awhile, I read back a few. The one about your friend and the yelling, I can so relate. Ha, Ha, Ha.

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    1. yeah she and i are always crazy together---i noticed you have been gone for a while--hope you have been okay and thanks :)

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  21. You sound like so much fun! My son always enjoyed the church and boy scouts lock-ins. :)

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    1. haha--i can be---yeah i think they are very worth the non-sleeping part---thanks marie:)

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  22. I get scared just thinking about that noise camping!!!

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    1. oh i know--you probably wouldn't catch me sneaking around a campground annmarie :)

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  23. Sound like everyone had a great time! Those sleep overs can really bond a group kids. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

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    1. they really did have fun and got a lot closer i think, thanks laura :)

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  24. I always loved the lock ins! You sound like a hoot to have around at these functions!

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    1. haha some people might not agree! thanks theresa :)

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