Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Silly Boys

We had a small crisis after school today.
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While walking to my classroom after Jacob and Dylan's Big Brothers/Big Sisters activity, Dylan threw his brand new cap high into the air.
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And it didn't come down.
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I mean, it was way, way up there. Stuck on a window sill in the hall outside my classroom.
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The custodian and maintenance men said their tallest ladders were only 6 feet tall, so they couldn't help.
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Dylan was not happy.
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The boys came to my room and put their heads together. They borrowed the stepladder I use for bulletin boards. They took 3 meter sticks out of a cupboard and taped them into one very long stick.
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I followed them out into the hall. This I had to see!
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After several unsuccessful attempts and a few arguments over who should control the wobbly stick, Dylan took over. It was tricky getting the stick to approach at the correct angle to snag the hat, but after a bunch more tries he did it!
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Dylan was ecstatic to get his new cap back.
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Hopefully he learned a few lessons as well. Like how to solve problems creatively; how two heads are better than one; how teamwork can accomplish seemingly impossible tasks.
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And like how caps belong on our heads and not tossed up on very high window sills!



2 comments:

Jill said...

Ah well, you know what they say, 'boys will be boys' My favorite part of this is how they first had to have a few arguments over who should control the wobbly stick! That brought back memories!

Not sure if you saw my comment on your blog about your trip...how we are thankful for your hotel Priceline idea. Den kept saying yesterday, "I can't believe what a great price I got a Marriott for!"

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