See, tomorrow is Alex's Travel Around the World Day at school. And his teacher - who I adore - asked us months ago to help with doing England. No problem. Except we all forgot about it until about 3 weeks ago, but even then, we weren't too sure about what was going to happen and she got sick and we were busy and...cut to this week and trying to get everything done last minute.
Craig's going in to answer questions from 120 3rd graders. Each group gets 20 minutes, and the teacher wanted something hands on, something they could actually do. On no money. Basically, anything that happened, she pays for herself. Well, I hit on the idea of doing like a medieval town and a model of that, and then the kids could put together one of the buildings for their own out of heavy card. I found the models online, and after lots of testing, figured out that only two were really easy enough for kids this age to do in such a short period of time. One had 8 pieces, and one had 3, so in order to save costs on printing, I picked the 3-piece cottage.
But then we decided that it took too long to cut them out and still have time to put it together. So my day today was spent printing up the pages of the models for 120 kids, during which time I had to replace 8 different color ink cartridges, then cutting them all out and bagging them. I literally just got done ten minutes ago, thanks to help from the kids and Craig. I'm exhausted. And I get to get up in 6 hours to get ready to go into school to get this all over with.
I asked Craig tonight if there was any way I could just stay home. I was half serious, lol.
Alex is glad we're doing this, though. And knowing he's happy helps to make it all worth it.