Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I'm Back!!!

Okay, so I haven't written anything here for a while, but you gotta give me credit cause my taxes are done.  Yay!  But I haven't forgotten about you and have been taking notes so there's lots of good stuff coming.  :)

But first, tonight.  I will tell you about tonight.  I'm a cub scout leader, for about 3 1/2 years now.  A lot has happened in that time.  But tonight, well ... tonight was just *special*. 

We're working on safety, which involves taking fingerprints for an identification card their parents hopefully will never need.  Yes.  Eight 8 & 9 year old boys.  Two 10 year old girls.  Two of the boys have ADHD and 1 is special needs.  So ya know, things have a tendency to be, well, let's just say that it makes me appreciate my day job more.  :)  These boys are great, just extremely active - which is the way they're suppose to be really.

Back to tonight.  Fingerprinting.  I show them how it's done and have them work with me doing their own fingerprints.  Of course I forget to bring wipes, so they get to go to the bathroom to wash their hands 2 at a time.  I really should have checked the condition of the bathroom before leaving, I just thought of that right now.  Oops.  While we're finishing up, they're running around, chasing each other with inked up fingers.  Playing the piano (nope, didn't check that either), drawing on the board, ...  good times.

Next comes the plaster.  Yes, we're going to actually take footprints of these wonderful boys in plaster for them.  (Wow - we are such over achievers!)  Fast forward to the end of the night and you'll see 2 leaders, a parent, and their cub scout scrubbing down the brick exterior of the church building trying to get the plaster off of it.  I really hope it's gone when it dries.  As we're going to put the cleaning supplies away, one of the counselors of the bishopric sees us.  Stops and looks at me and I've got the busted look on my face.  After staring at me for a few seconds and neither one of us saying anything he shakes his head and says, "I don't even want to know" and starts to walk away.  I can just see it, "Yes bishop, the beautiful red brick on the side of the church that's about 3 years old is now white.  Let me explain ..."  Well that's one way to get released.


  1. Oh - and the space is not small. It's almost as tall as me and covers about the same space in width. And one of the Seventy will be here for stake conference in 3 days. I REALLY hope we got it all off!