Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Field trip, warm-ups, assembly.

Good morning, it is Wednesday.

Yesterday Lillie had a very fun field trip to Salt Water State Park. She said it rained the whole bus ride there, but the rain stopped and the sun came out for the whole time. She even found 36 shells with hinges! But couldn't keep them. A friend touched a live crab! Her chaperone gave her two Oreo cookies! Sounds like a great day to me.

Yesterday was a frustrating day for Preston. And his parents for that matter. He had turned in all his track gear (warm-ups and uniform) in a timely manner and had all his affairs in order to get his yearbook and be done with school. Well, it turns out that the warm-ups he turned in were checked out to someone else. And whoever had gotten a hold of his warm-ups had decided not to turn them in. And no, the school of common sense is not really in play in these situations so this is Preston's problem. He ended up spending class time going through every pair of warm-ups ever turned in looking for his warm-ups. Luckily he found the warm-up top, but the bottoms never showed up. After a few e-mails back and forth with teachers and coaches, I went in and paid the $24.00 for the bottoms and now things are back in order for Preston. Needless to say this has not left Preston feeling to great toward track, but I figure he will cool off over the next year and turn out next year. But if he doesn't, it is fine. He may have big ugly duct tape letters with his name all over the gear next season:)

Today will be a much better day for Preston. He will get his yearbook, hang out with friends goofing off in classes that are nearly done for the year, and at the end of the day he will be awarded student of the quarter in PE at the school assembly. Maren will go and sit in a "special section" of the bleachers! I will be at Lillie's school handing out art folders to the kids in Lillie's class and whooping it up for the last half an hour of the day.

See you tomorrow.

1 comment:

Amber said...

How did they have his warmup top already and still not believe him? Oh well. Glad it all worked out.