I woke up today and for the first time in my life I actually wanted an Enrichment calling. Weird, I know.
I think one of the things that spawned this desire was the comment someone made recently on another blog (sorry, I can’t remember who or where) that they had activities where the pastor/priest/rabbi/whatever of another religion would speak to them about that religion, and then they would go and visit that leader’s church. I think this would be fascinating. I love to learn about other religions, but I’ve struggled to do so (other than from books, etc) because they generally conflict with our church. Not only do I teach primary, but my kiddos need consistency as well, so we won’t be visiting other churches in place of ours any time soon. But I’d love to have a group that went during the week and heard from leaders of other religions and visited their places of worship.
Another thing I’d really like is a playgroup. We had one here during the summer, but as the weather got colder it fizzled and died. I might try to start this up again myself, but I’m not sure if I can quite manage it.
I’d also love to get a group of people together and exchange meals. You know, you make enough casserole or whatever for 8 different families, and 7 other families do the same, and then you exchange them and have 8 different good meals already prepared. I’d especially like this because I feel like I have no ideas of things to cook any more, and I’d love to get some good ideas (besides the good, already prepared food). Of course, this one would be especially hard for me to do, since our younger son is allergic to soy (including soy oil, which is in pretty much everything). But it would still be nice.
Right now I think our ward has one active enrichment group. It’s a lunch bunch that meets once a month. I haven’t been, not only because the older son has a hard time sitting still for meals and the younger one can’t eat anything in restaurants (I might even be willing to tackle these problems just to get out and talk with other adults), but because every time they’ve had it the past few months we’ve had a therapy or evaluation appointment for the older son. But maybe some day I’ll go.
So, for pretty much no reason at all (except maybe I need more adult interaction) I’m thinking about enrichment today. Brainstorm with me. If you could have an enrichment group, what would it be? What enrichment activities have you had that have been really great? And let’s not leave the men and kiddos out of this, either. Guys, if you could do something with a group of other guys, what would it be? And are there any whole family activites anyone would like to see?