Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The Reason I Do What I Do

This morning, I had the pleasure of accompanying the Man-Cub and about a hundred of his classmates on a walk to the local park. It was the school’s first annual Walk-a-Thon, meant to raise money for the school PE program as well as to foster awareness of the childhood obesity epidemic.

The walk was a lot of fun, if just a tad bit exhausting. The total distance to and from the park is just over 2.5 miles and, once at the park; the students made laps around the soccer and baseball fields. The Man-Cub’s goal for the day was to walk five miles, a goal that he reached and exceeded by almost three additional miles. My goal for the day was to stay sane amidst the chaos of a hundred-and-one third graders and I mostly succeeded.

The best part of my day, however, was a conversation that I overheard between the Cub and another student:

Random Kid: Your mom is here, that’s cool; I wish my mom had come.
Man-Cub: Yeah, my mom is pretty awesome.

His pony is on order even as we speak.


  1. Quite possibly the best conversation you could have overheard, ever!

  2. How sweet. You should have a plaque made!