Anyway, he has been well-rewarded--in praise and attention, a commodity still precious to most eight-year-olds, but also in tangibles like getting a scoop of ice cream for stints volunteering in the ice cream fund-raising booth, freebies frisbies and other geegaws from the vendors, and of course healthful, balanced fair food meals.4
Oh, shoot...I was supposed to get some sleep so I can work a part-day tomorrow and then go pick up the cooked corn for
1I am an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor in the Order of the Arrow. Obviously this was not a decision that I made lightly. My stance is based on the BSA board's despicable, bad-faith dealings with the Unitarian Universalist Association [which was, in a sense, the insult-to-injury that followed from their bigoted--and ulitmately self-destructive--stance on homosexual leaders.
2Mom and dad, I'm afraid, did not do as well--we have since lost six to predation! Coop security upgrades in progress.
3I am truly grateful that I have a child that is on the most part well-mannered, obedient, and [generally] eager to please. Were he more difficult, I'm not sure I would be able to get such generous assistance.
4You know: nachos, cheese fries, chicken tenders, lemonade...Reminds me of my days of eating the four fraternity food groups: Beer, Pizza, Ramen, and Chips