Saturday, April 23, 2005

Return of the Art Field

Anne and I went back Friday night for another round of volunteering at the Arts Festival. We no longer wonder about the lack of volunteers for that time period!

Anne came with all three of her kids -- Gamine Marti, Emmy of the Amazing Hair, and Tyler (also known as Mr. Smartypants). Gavin got new games for his birthday and was glued to the computer, so I brought Mr. Laidback instead -- since I'd agreed to bring 4 volunteers with me --silly me thinking this would be a fun way to get to know each other.

It was a madhouse. There were a few wonderful kids and parents like those we'd had Tuesday night, but as time wore on, more and more parents were pushy and more and more kids were whiny, screaming, or demanding (sometimes all three -- and sometimes the parents were right there with 'em). It was all we could do to explain the crafts, dole out scissors, pens, glue, and other supplies, and STILL manage to assist the kids.

However, by the end of it, Mr. Laidback (or Rog, since I like him enough to let him have a real name now) admitted with a laugh that he'd had a wonderful time, and could he see me again?

Yes, yes, YES!

8 comments:

Gunnella said...

O.k. that does it, he´s definitely a keeper....
now you just need to work out what is his deep dark closet hiding secret ;-)

dick said...

a guy who volunteers is a keeper..

Jodie said...

I think he's a keeper too. :)

Jay said...

That's sweet.

Rhodester said...

Just don't you go forgetting the Prime Directive, Jodie!! **shakes finger**

..sorry, I don't know what that means.. I'm still on the trekkie thing..

Gone Away said...

Sounds to me like the choice has been made... ;)

Jodie said...

Gone, you hit the nail on the head.

Joanne said...

My dream guy is a guy who will volunteer with me! I met my last boyfriend while we volunteered.

And yes, parents at art festivals can be nightmares. I volunteer for a festival every Memorial Day weekend at the kids' booths and while I love the kids... I could do without their parents.