Monday, November 06, 2006

"What do you do at recess?"

I asked tonight.

"Well, I'm pretty busy with the Woodchip Club, and we just got a new member named Monet. She's new to the school and she's one of those people who has a permanent smile."

"I see. Who else is in the club?"

"Kaisa, Jade, Max and aaaargh! SAMUEL! Jade invited them to be in it! Max is the funny guy who says funny stuff but Samuel always pushes me!"

"Well, why don't you just tell him he's out of the Woodchip Club?"

"Oy, I can't, because he's a permanent member!"

"That is problematic..."

"So anyway, today we had a meeting to decide what jobs we should have and who should be leader, and then we decided that everyone is a leader in the Woodchip Club. But I decided my job was decorator, even though Jade thought I should be machine builder. We also have the Furnace Room and the Shade Room, except there are always spies trying to get in the Shade Room to steal our woodchips! And you know what we do in the Storing Room? We decide which woodchips we should sell and which we should keep and take care of. There are parent woodchips and baby woodchips, and we raise them. And Mom?

"Yes?"

"I started the Woodchip Club."

"I don't doubt it."

She's getting glasses on Thursday and she's excited, even though she has to be "squinty" for three more days. This morning, we were looking up the meanings of names on a Baby Namer website and when she put in Nick and found out it meant "victory of the people," she shrieked, "Oh wow, no wonder I like him so much!!!"

I know, it's an awesome job I have.

5 comments:

erin said...

The Woodchip Club is such a cutie idea! She cracks me up! How cute. Can't wait to see her in glasses! :)

liss said...

adorable, adorable, adorable . . . oh, and so you know, i found you via April Showers . . . which was via Dame Eyola . . . in reality i know both excellent women, and since you were linked i knew you had to also be excellent . . . your blogs just so much icing on the cake.

Jenni Smith said...

I want to be a member of the woodchip club!!! Seriously, how on earth did she come up with that? Too funny.

lisa v. clark said...

Yes you DO!

Celeste and Brad said...

Ooh! Awesome story :). I can't wait!
-Brad