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.


Finlands finest said...

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

Erika said...

How sweet. You should have a plaque made!