February 14, 2008

Mayor for The Day

Mr. T won for Mayor of his class. He ended up having a campaign manager and they were awesome together. Both are middle children of three boy families, they seem to think on the same wave length.

The posters were done in red, white, and blue… as if it was some patriotic campaign. Mr. T had me make copies of fliers for him to hand out to all his classmates. One of the fliers (all hand written in bubble letters) read, “A Vote for T is a Vote for Truth.”

I saw that, raised and eyebrow and said to myself, “Hmmm… because the other 5th graders are a bunch of frickin’ liars?” Heh.

His campaign manager had his Mom help him make a little lemon jelloy snack in Dixie cups to hand out to each kid. All the classmates loved it.

And then came speech day today and every child was to dress for their interview or in Mr. T’s case, for giving his speech. We rummaged through his big brother’s closet and found a blue blazer, button down and tie. Mr. T was snazzy today.

Unbeknownst to me, his campaign manager rummaged through his older brother’s closet and found a blue blazer, button down and tie.

The two of them cracked me up. It was completely unplanned.

His speech rocked and he won, but it was close. His strategy of his running against six girls pretty much backfired as they had a primary to bring it down to one girl. One girl vs. Mr. T.

It was a great race. The little girl who lost cried I guess and he said he felt awful. One of his guy friends had him go over and give her a hug. I guess all is well now in the world of 5th grade.

Meanwhile we are getting ready for our camping trip. TGOO, ever the funny guy, sent me a link to THIS book today. I had to shake my head. There will be no imitating of bears on this trip.


I’ll be back Saturday night… although its my husband’s birthday, so it will be a crazy evening.

Hopefully I’ll have stories. Ones not including the lack of bathroom facilities. Good Grief.

Posted by Boudicca at February 14, 2008 09:36 PM | TrackBack

I wonder if Obama will give Hillary a hug...

Posted by: Toluca Nole at February 14, 2008 09:47 PM

The question is... will she be crying?

Posted by: Bou at February 14, 2008 10:10 PM

It's absolutely amazin' what one can accomplish when one applies jello shots...

Posted by: RedNeck at February 15, 2008 08:35 PM

I've got to meet TGOO. He sounds like my kinda guy! Too funny.

Posted by: Jerry at February 15, 2008 11:53 PM

Oh geez - what a trip down memory lane! Although I will say Mr. T's campaign was far more inspired than anything I ever witnessed! Kids are great - and it's darn fun to sit back and learn from 'em!

Posted by: Nina at February 17, 2008 10:14 PM