Saturday, March 26, 2011

Losing My Marbles

I did my annual chaperone adventure with Lily's class on Thursday. We went to Marbles, which is the local kids museum. Our group was Lily, two girls from her table at school, and a boy who didn't have a group. Lily is not particularly fond of this boy, but I enjoyed his company well enough. I really had a pretty low-key time with it. By the time I arrived with the carpool of moms it was around 10:00. We had a class to attend at 11:00 on good nutrition. We played a little bit more then had lunch at noon. That left us with about 30-40 minutes to play some more.

Overall, I think it was a good time, though I'm not sure how much educational value there really was. I'd say that the lowlight was the wall of marbles. They have walls made out of metal with holes for marbles in them in a grid. You can run your hand up and down the wall and the marbles move under your hand. It is also really loud. I joked with Lily's teacher that every school should have a wall like that and she quickly disagreed.

I was back home by 2:30 and was able to finish up a project for school. I just got materials for a paper tonight and if I put my shoulder to the grindstone I should be able to knock that out in a week or so. That will leave me a single paper to write. But who's counting?