Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Tight Security

The Vacation Bible School that 6 of my kids are attending this week has an elaborate security pick up system. Each child's name is in a log book with a number. Each parent gets a laminated leaf with a corresponding number, color coded to their child and his team color. The log book also requires the team leader to put a check by the child's name when you come and show them your leaf. This is all quite complex and wonderful, but necessary? - I'm not convinced. It's almost the end of July, the kids have been home for almost two months now. I'm pretty sure that nobody in their right mind would be even remotely interested in stealing kids that didn't belong to them. These kids are hot, sweaty, whinny and tired by the time VBS lets out.....but there you are with your numbered leaf and you have to take at least your own home. I'm just not seeing an anti-kidnapping plot needed here.


Jamison C. Jennings said...

Google "Church kidnapping" and it might just convince you.

Kate said...

J.C., I did do a Google on church kidnapping and not much came up. One case was all I could find and the mom got the baby back.
The rest were so-called "government kidnapping" of their kids by putting them into foster care...and we know how bad that is!