Meredith’s elementary school is hosting their annual field day on Monday.
If I understand the process correctly, during the field day each child chooses a few events in which to participate. Events include activities like baton relay races, distance jumping, potato sack scrambles, bean bag tosses, et cetera. (Jeff has taken a half day of vacation so he can help out with something that I believe involves vulcanized rubber tires, raw sweet potatoes, and a baby manatee. The details are a bit fuzzy to me.)
Me: Meredith, are you excited about the field day?
Meredith: I’m VERY excited about the field day!
Me: Have you chosen your events?
Meredith: I’ve chosen one event that I’m very good at.
Me: Excellent! What is it?
Meredith: It’s called Snack Bar.
Me: How do you play Snack Bar?
Meredith: It’s easy! You go there and you POLITELY ask for a popsicle or some water, and I’ve heard they might even have crackers this year!
(If you need to write a report on Behavioral Genetics, Meredith and I will meet you for popsicles.)