Today has been an odd day to say the least.
My morning started out fairly routinely with my morning bowl of Special K. I was a bit sluggish, but to no surprise as I'm by no means your typical "morning person." Things began to change quickly after I headed off to work with my father for the day.
As we were working, I noticed a little girl playing next door. Her actions seemed, well, a little odd. Then I realized she was playing with a chicken. Yes, a chicken. She would chase this ugly bird all over the yard. She would continue to scoop up the chicken and put it on her head. Yes, her head. I have to admit that this served as my entertainment for a solid ten minutes.
I thought the actions of the child to be a bit strange, but after thinking about the region in which we live, I came to the conclusion that it was not so odd after all. Dad and I continued to work. Next thing I know, the child was standing beside me with.....BAHHHH....the chicken in my face!!! Talk about jumping out of your skin - the combination of being startled and having a chicken shoved in your face. The small girl continued to ask me if I would like to hold her pet chicken. "Uh, no thank you!" I replied, "Not really my cup of tea."
Then I got a call from a local elementary school asking if I could "babysit" during their parent night this evening. Sure, I think - this would be good experience for the future. All I can say is 33 children crammed in one tiny Art room.
Moral of the story: It's amazing what you will let children do to you simply so they will be entertained.
At one point, I was trying to feed one child his dinner, while comforting three screaming children, one of which is on top of my head, another biting my ankles, and one begging for a piggy-back ride. Some may call me crazy, but I still long to be an elementary teacher. I will be going back for parent night round 2 on Thursday. Wish me luck!
That's all for now...