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
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