Inkling Challenge: Take the Fellowship to Work/School

by Pippin's Sunshine

The Fellowship goes to Daycare

I get to work at 12:45 and fin 9 surprises waiting for me.

I got to relieve a teacher for her lunch break to find the class has grown by 4 kids. I recogniz them immediately.

It's Merry, Pippin, Sam and Frodo. Only they're 4 & 5 years old! Frodo and Sam are out like lights, but Merry and Pippin are both wide awake. So I spend the next hour and a half telling them both to go to sleep and to stop playing. Pippin keeps asking when tea time is. I have to tell him he has to wait until naptime is over.

Meanwhile, in the room across the hall....(school age kids)
Boromir, Aragorn and Gandalf are causing a stir. They keep wanting to sword fight but the teacher has taken their swords away. So as an alternative, they start picking on the girls. In the cat fight that ensues, the girls beat Boromir, Aragorn and Gandalf as they are weaponlss and outnumbered.

I then go to my next room, the kids that are almost 2, and see Legolas and Gimli, who are chasing each other around. I think, This is going to be a long day. I serve up snack which is unfortunately, red velvet cake fingers, the messiest food known to man.

Legolas gives me this look that screams, "What no lembas?!?!"

At 3:30, we go outside. Unfortunately, Gimli decides to run off my rope and all the otherkids follow him. So I spend all of our outside time chasing them around.

Finally Legolas' dad picks him up. "Oh, King Thranduil. Your son is sooo charming."

5:45 rolls around and everyone is gone and I go home and post this story :-P