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!!!????!!!

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:)

11 comments:

Anayansi said...

yah....i don't think i would volunteer for the carnival next year if i were you. :)

-Melissa- said...

I'm trying not to laugh at the thought of you fishing toilet paper out of potty. Sorry. Not nice, Melissa. Who came up with that dumb game anyways? I'm sorry you had to do that and for laughing.

hoLLy said...

hey, laugh all you want! thats why i blogged about it-i thought it was funny. when i told tara about it, it just struck me and her as so hilarious, and we laughed and laughed. it wasn't that funny at the time(torture really) but its one of those things you can look back on and think, "that was actually pretty funny" :) an interesting experience to say the least.

Tara said...

Yeah, the potty toss was pretty funny stuff. What I would've done was like smear something on the toilet paper before the kids got to toss it. That, my friend, would've made it all worth while and the looks on their faces, priceless.

Little Bo Peepy said...

okay, yeah, I keep forgetting I have a blog of my own. Let's do this again...

Jori said...

Ouchie! Fire ants? Those are mean little suckers. You are a good woman. Thanks for the chuckle.;)

Jan said...

You are a good woman -- I would not have been happy, I don't think. I spent years and years as a volunteer but never did have to do potty duty!

Mom/Nana said...

Holly I was try to visualize the event and I just wondered if anyone got it on film. Perhaps you could at least win a couple of bucks for that adventure. Sorry about those ants I hate those. At least through it all you didn't have to actually sit on the throne. Good mommy days, one definitely for the journal. Sorry about the ants.

Kristi said...

"I yam, I yam...I'm proud I yam. a Real Religious Man." Oh man, that song makes me laugh every time I hear it. I wish we could watch this movie together--I bet it would be fun!

Oh Holly, this post made me laugh--but what I'm wondering is this: who came up with the toilet game? Seriously. Were there doobies involved during the carnival planning meeting? You are too funny. You were a good sport about it, Holly! I love hearing your stories.

JOE/TATA said...

HOLLY
YOU ARE A GREAT MOM TO HELP OUT AND AT LEST YOU ARE NOT A POTTY POOPER. I GLAD YOU HAD FUN HELPING OUT. I AM PROUD OF HAVING YOU AS MY DAUGHTER IN LAW AND MOTHER OF THREE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRLS IN THE WORLD. IF THAT WAS ME I MAKE IT INTERESTING BY PUTTING SOME CHOLOATE AND VANILLA PUDDING ON THE PAPER AND SEE HOW MANY KIDS WOULD EITHER TOSS IT OR LICK IT.IT'S A JOKE FOR YOU KNOW ME THAT I WOULD NOT DO ANYTHING LIKE THIS TO THE KIDS FOR I LOVE THEM.

100 Percent Cottam said...

ooh, girl, that is hilarious! i love it. you're a good woman!!!