March 04, 2007

A Brief Respite

If there is one thing I learned in the Girl Scouts, it's never volunteer for anything.
Altho I enjoy saying this in order to raise eyebrows, especially those of people who learned this lesson in the organizations it usually references, the truth is I knew what I was letting myself in for. My wee wifey was already a Girl Scout leader when we were dating.

The last few weeks, however, things have been intense. Over the last couple of decades she has focused on training other leaders more than on working directly with the girls, and a week ago Saturday she presented a Craft College with a curriculum of 72 projects for the leaders to pass along. This required me to make many trips to our attic for accumulated supplies plus many shopping trips as further requirements developed. Anyone who works with pony beads will be interested to know that they can be bought for far less at inner city beauty supply stores (where they are called hair beads) than at even the cheapest of craft departments.

Now I get to resume work on tiling the dining room floor. She's already thinking about next year, worrying about how to present a song workshop when the Girl Scout legal department apparently expect to hear from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's intellectual property lawyer if a silly song is presented as being to the tune of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star".

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