Cloudy with a Chance

Important announcement – Some hunters have been seen in the woods near Piney Ridge trail and the fish and game commission has raised the legal kill limit on campers to three. So, if you’re hiking today, please wear something bright and keep low… — Meatballs

After watching several kids force down bananas, and one of my kids reluctantly eat a muffin, the 6th graders finally reach ZERO food waste at breakfast.  It’s a small victory, to be sure, but one that T. and I wanted to have.  She’d even scooped up spilled cereal from around the cereal table and ate it, specifically to avoid any sort of chicken-poop rule change that would prevent the kids from reaching their goal.

After watching several kids force down bananas, and one of my kids reluctantly eat a muffin, the 6th graders finally reach ZERO food waste at breakfast.  It’s a small victory, to be sure, but one that T. and I wanted to have.  She’d even scooped up spilled cereal from around the cereal table and ate it, specifically to avoid any sort of chicken-poop rule change that would prevent the kids from reaching their goal.

In the meantime, with breakfast over, it was time to go watch the kids with some Camp activities.  But it’s cold.  As in “freaking” cold.  As in cold.  And it was also supposed to rain.  Consequently, I am layered with thermal shirt, windshirt, hooded sweatshirt and Gore-Tex outer shell, while my teaching partner, a hockey mom in her real life, is outfitted not much differently.  We head out to go find the kids, and observe one group’s attempts to shoot an arrow at the archery range.  I am happy that the only member of that group who hits a bullseye is the town’s mayor’s daughter (for political purposes, mind you!).  We leave them, and head up the path way to the Camp’s small reservoir, to watch another group paddle about in canoes.  Still, the cold gets to us, and since we have a choice, we head back in to wait for the arrival of our school’s principal.  We’ll be back out in the middle of it in no time at all…

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