24 April 2011
A few years back during summer break in North Carolina, I joined a couple of friends for a day at Chuckee Cheese’s. My kids were always completely shocked, flabbergasted, and falling on the floor with amazement when I told them I’d never been to this delightful place of fun, food, and friend’s birthday parties. I thought I should at least check it out.
too much convincing to get some teacher-friends to join me!
|The whole primary school on the playground... or what you can see of it... and us!|
Also, after school on this day, the weather decided to POUR! Not just a bit, but a downpour. At the time, a teacher-friend of mine and I were outside walking, and despite our infinite sweetness (as my kids tell me EVERY day when I have ants crawling on me from my desk), we decided we weren’t going to melt. We kept walking, then played a bit with kids who were enjoying the cool weather as well. As a co-worker walked past, she commented in disgust, “I can’t believe these kids that are out playing in the rain…” then she looked at our wet clothes in complete shock. “Not YOU, too!” Ha! I figure, what better way to enjoy the last day of term?
Over break, my friend Marie and I headed West to Dodoma to visit a wonderful family there. We got to take the kids to the MAF playground, and of course we couldn’t let the kids have ALL the fun! So we joined in.
|My favorite part is the zipline, bottom left corner. There are two half-tires at the end of the wire, creating just enough distance to keep kids from swinging into the pole. Ingenious!|