Other highlights of the day included: toilet paper roll landing in a pile of fire ants while I frantically pull ants off the roll(and off of my hands), moving the toilets to a different location(away from those dang ants), one of the toilet lids breaking off of the seat, a gust of wind knocking a lid off a bucket, children laughing at me, adults laughing at me, etc..... ahhh, to be a volunteer:)
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Potties in the sun
So, I decided to be a good mom and volunteer at Aubrey's school carnival yesterday. Was it a good idea? Hmmmm.....you tell me. I was told I would be helping for an hour at one of the game booths. I was also told that the game booths were inside. Well, I arrived, checked in, and was told I was in charge of the T.P. toss.(yes, you got that, it was a toilet paper toss). Joy! I searched for this "toilet paper toss" inside the gym, asked a few people if they knew where it was(they responded with "toilet paper toss?" like i was a weirdo that had made up my own game) and then finally found out that I'm doing one of the 3 outdoor booths. I didn't have my sunglasses, it was the middle of the day, and quite sunny. ALL of the other booths had shade, but mine. Whats up with that people!? And it gets better. As I approach my booth, I see 3 makeshift toilets(buckets with actual toilet seats and lids on top). They had pictures of clowns on the lids(I guess they were trying to decorate it in some way?). I look at my direction sheet and the kids are supposed to throw these 3 toilet paper rolls into each of the 3 toilets. I have to say I was a little bit embarassed sitting by these things. But at least I didn't have to sit on one. Imagine that. Okay, so don't imagine that. That would be gross. So, I'm sitting in the heat fishing toilet paper out of toilets for an hour, while I look over at the other volunteers at their booths chillin in the shade while kids are doing really cute games- like throw the ring over the pumpkin and stuff like that. You know the normal fall carnival games. And the rest of the volunteers are inside the air conditioned gym with normal booths. Not potty booths. Why did I get potties in the sun? Why!!!????!!!