Leadership needs to be stronger in [children's ministry]. Also experience with children is a must. It is hard to lead if you don't have children or experience with children.
Now I realize that it is true that I don't actually have children (and thank you for pointing out such an obvious flaw in my character), but clearly I wouldn't have been hired if I didn't have experience with children. I mean, I know that this is most likely from a family doing nothing to help the situation and who is content to complain. But I don't think that anyone who has seen me interact with children thinks that I lack experience. Of all my flaws I really don't think that is my main one.
(And what does this mean for our Youth Pastor who is single in his mid 30s with no kids...but maybe the same doesn't apply to men.)
Now I'm all paranoid...are people out to get me? Several others referred to the previous children's director fondly and others expressed the need for more adult volunteers (HELLO? why doesn't anyone say yes when I ask then. Do you think I don't know that?!). Sometimes ministry is just so catty and cruel. I know it is a random act of hatred and I shouldn't take it too seriously but I'm getting really sick of having to exude positivity while parents refuse to take responsibility and blame me instead.
I'm going to go home and cry now, and possibly eat ice cream. I guess I'll have to come in tomorrow and finish the rest of the work on my desk but I just can't get it done right now.