On Wednesday, I was on Variety Show tryouts duty with counselors Chris and James. I loved this job because
- I got to see everyone try out.
- The youth were all so cute and confident, all ready to go with their talents.
- I got to be Paula, leaving Chris to be Randy and James to be Simon.
I hated this job because
- There were like 45 acts that tried out and only 15 spots.
In my role as Paula Because I am an elementary school teacher, I hated the thought of rejecting any of these acts. Besides this one really bizarre act that just made me uncomfortable. It didn't hurt my feelings too bad when they didn't make it.
- We were trying people out from the beginning of free time to the end of dinnertime. That is four hours, my friend.
Thankfully, the cafeteria workers were so nice and let us come eat dinner there anyway.
The next part of "Yum" happened at Pizza Night. I ordered pizza, but I forgot to get soda. Actually I didn't forget. I just got flustered. Dalin was on the phone and put it down for a second and said, "Do you need soda?" And I hadn't asked my girls if they wanted soda, and I knew if I said yes then he would ask what kind, and I just didn't think I could handle that, so I said no.
Then, of course, my girls had to ask if I had gotten soda. I told them no. They had a riot. I ran to the boys' floor, hoping Dalin would rescue us. He wasn't there yet, so I stood in the hallway, talking to the boys in my company. Our conversation went a little like this:
Me: Hi! Did you guys get soda?
Them: We don't know, Dalin's not back yet.
Me: Oh, hmmm. That's okay.
Them: .....Did you get soda?
Me: No! It's all my fault, I forgot to order it.
Them: Oh man!
Me: Yeah. My girls are about to stage a mutiny.
Them: Oh man.
Me: I think Dalin did get soda.
Them: Hmmm, maybe he did.
Me: Oh that's so cool!
Me: Okay to be honest, I'm just hoping that if I stand here long enough, and tell that story enough times, then you will offer my girls some of your soda....
Them: Oh! You can have our soda!
Me: Oh my gosh, really?? That is so nice! Okay maybe like, if he got 3 things of soda, we can have one.
Them: Okay no how about, if he got 3 things, you can have two of them.
Um?! Are these boys not the sweetest ever? They only requested hugs from all the girls. I enthusiastically promised them this.
Pizza Night is fun because you get to talk about COW's (Crush Of the Week) and sing girly songs and there are no boys allowed. Unless they are dropping off soda for you :) Then they are totally allowed. And it's fun because pizza is delicious and girl talk is fun and sometimes your girls accidentally all start singing, as loudly as they can, a song about two specific counselors sitting in a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G, and as we all know, that is the sign of a good party.