30- Your patience is tested every Sunday.
29- Creating videos is a necessary part of what you do.
27- At the talent show every year you find yourself singing the Youth Director Blues.
26- One week after a youth trip you still can’t tell where that smell in the backseat of your car is coming from.
25- Hearing about Middle School and High School romances are an everyday part of life.
24- You send out 30,000 emails but you still get a text at midnight asking what time and where are you meeting tomorrow.
23- Every other t-shirt you own is a youth related t-shirt.
22- You realize a youth’s mood can change in a nanosecond. One second they love each other the next second you have no clue what just happened.
21- Your summer vacation is Emerald Pointe and
with the youth group. Busch Garden
20- While cleaning up the youth area you find a cup of soda with something growing in it.
19- The Urban Dictionary is on your must read list.
18- You know how to tweet.
17- You understand that Oreos and Dr. Pepper are a must have.
16- You hear Youth Minister, Youth Minister, Youth Minister in your dreams!
15- You know just the right thing to say when one of our youth is crying in your arms.
14- You know what COD is (Call of Duty)
13- Your office is in the basement of the church and you can go all day without even seeing anyone else in the building.
12- While in the dunk tank at the Fall Festival you notice that every other person in line is a youth.
11- Pizza is one of the basic food groups.
10- You hear interesting things on trips like the lady behind us in
that said to her child, “If
you don’t be quiet I’m gonna punch you in the throat!” Washington
9- You have a Virginia Tech tutu (made by a youth mentor) that you have actually worn.
8- You have a picture of Justin Bieber on your filing cabinet because one of your youth gave it to you.
7- You know who One Direction is and actually have one of their songs on your I-pod.
6- One weekend a year you become Erica for the Girls’ retreat.
5- Your favorite bible verse is “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” because sometimes you have to say it over and over; before, during, and or after a youth event!
4- Your hotel room on the trip stinks because the boys in your room won’t shower.
3- You give your youth nicknames: Odawg, Thorny, Wolverine, Margarette,
2- You keep texts from your kids when they tell you they love you.
1- You love your kids, your mentors, and your parents, and you can’t picture yourself doing any shing else! (any shing else is an ASP joke, it's not spelled wrong)