Sunday, May 24, 2009
I oughta have my head examined.
Okay fine. I'll move from blog stalker to participant even though I don't have pictures. If I did take pictures I'd have some colorful ones of the tie dye party yesterday. They likely wouldn't, however, show what was going through my mind, which was a phrase I had completely forgotten about that Mimi used to say (although it often applies). What was I thinking inviting 52 kids over to tie dye? Even though only thirty came (I know because Minami took roll--you can see her list for evidence. She even spelled Naitan's name right because she asked him how), I still had my hands full--mixing dye, running to the store for more rubber bands and gloves, making cinnamon rolls, finding bags, usw (und so weiter). Meanwhile, I realized once again that most seventeen/eighteen year olds are still kids, which is both what I like about them and what I need to take into consideration before I wonder why they wouldn't get that there is only one of me and thirty of them. Minami and Joy made cookies, and Adam made ice water and provided the trampoline, the ping pong table, and interesting conversation, so I had help. Still, as it was progressing Mimi's phrase kept coming to mind, "I oughta have my head examined."
Posted by Pamela Palmer at 12:06 PM