Of course, while it's been a highlight for my children in their youth, its also been the source of shame for me.
One of the featured events is an art contest, open to all children in the township. Each year, a different wooden shape is available on a first come, first serve basis (bet you know where I'm going with this) for children to decorate in any fashion they wish. The creations are then displayed in a "field" for participants to ooh and ahh over, voting on their favorites in a few categories.
REDEMPTION!! I'm proud to report that this Mom scored the first two wooden pigs distributed this year! In fact, I was so first in line that I had to wait at the Parks & Rec office while a clerk jogged over to the maintenance building to grab my wooden pigs, which had just finished drying! We won't concern ourselves with the fact that my career is not creating distraction right now, while I'm sitting at home, waiting for my leg to finish healing, having stare downs with the dog. We'll just take this small victory for Mom, thank you!
Of course, I should mention that we've had the pigs for three weeks now and it wasn't until late last night that it occurred to me that the festival was coming up quickly and I should check the deadline for submitting the finished creations. WHEW! Deadline was today at 5pm! Hubby and son are dropping off our robotic pig as I type!
So, score one for Mom and we won't look a gift pig in the mouth!
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