Well, VBS didn't seem a hit. The folks were lovely, but with 50 kids and a large room, it was a tad too overwhelming for Bobby. When he had a potty accident that he was too embarrassed to get help with, they called us. When I got there, he was happy, but ready to come home. I spoke with Maya and, while she was having fun, she wanted to come home, too.
The way home, I just kept telling them that I was proud of them for doing something new and that, hit or miss, it's great to go outside of our comfort zones. After I gave Bobby a shower, he hugged me and said "I tried." It broke my heart because I know that he did.. I know he wanted to be successful and that it just didn't work for him this time.
The VBS people encouraged us to try again and, perhaps, we will. I don't know. At this point, neither of the kids has said they want to, but I'll ask again, and we shall see.