Monday, December 8, 2008

Favorites Party - Favorite Kid Stories

I'm joining Kim again for Favorites Tuesday. Today we are posting our favorite kid story. I don't know that this is my favorite kid story, but it's one I'll never forget.

When Kale was in the 4th grade, his Gifted/Talented class made the decision to compete in "Odyssey of the Mind". They were supposed to build a "vehicle" that drove through a designated course and write a skit and a song to accompany it. I remember Kale coming home telling us about it and how if they won the state competition they would compete at the World Finals at Disney World. We sort of laughed at the prospect, but he was just sure they could win. At the time, Southern Baptists were boycotting Disney and I was on the bandwagon.

We explained to the teacher what the situation was and discussed it with Kale, reminding him not to get his hopes up. None of us worried much about it, because we just didn't think that we'd have to cross that bridge.

Kale (in costume) with the "vehicle". He was slightly traumatized by the drama part he had to play.

They competed in the District competition... and won.

They went on to the Regional competition... and won.

They went on to the State competition... and guess what? They won!

The kids went up to get their trophy and on the way back to their seats, Kale, jumping up and down, shouts:

"I'm going to Disney World!!"

And we had the best time!


Kelly said...

Ha ha ha - this cracked me up! I don't know if I even knew about this!

Becky said...

Tough parenting skills you had there girly!! LOL!!!!

Love your signature!

petrii said...

Oh how funny!! What a GREAT story!!! I remember the boycotting of Disney World situation. Sad. But yay you got to go!!!!!

Have a GREAT day,

Kim Heinecke said...

That's a great story. So fun to see kids succeed in things like that. (the competition, that is. not scheming their way to DW!) :)

Susie said...

Oh what a great story! How great that they won too!

Anonymous said...

OMG! Seems like yesterday. It was a great time.-Mary