the rural raft

micah and eliza’s school benefits from a town festival each year.  the walton rural life festival was last weekend.  all school children were invited to participate in a “decorate your bike or wagon parade.” bingo.  the kids decided to decorate one wagon.  to turn it into a pirate ship or race car was the first idea.  jerry and i suggested they come up with a rural theme.

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the fishing boat concept was born.  and with some old cardboard, duct tape and spray paint, the boat was created.

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micah and naomi decided we should have a wall on our house that can be a free for all spray painting area.  i’m reminded of the many hours i spent adding my mark to underpasses and bridges around here.  yikes.

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while micah was the head painter, fish cutter and taper, naomi biked to the store to get tissue paper and eliza glued on the “water.”

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as we finished up, i feared that we went over the top.  jerry teased that people would roll their eyes and say, “oh, the NEW family.”  i was relieved to arrive and find ourselves in good decorated bike and wagon company.

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naomi hit a moment bordering on total humiliation when it really sunk in that she was going to pull this thing down main street.  she was noted by parade go-ers as a “good sport” and “great trouper” and “nice big sister” to participate.  we agreed.

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in the end they each won a $5 gift certificate to the local cafe for coming in third place.  the rural raft rocked.

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One thought on “the rural raft

  1. Well, you won’t catch me criticizing you for going “over the top” with cardboard and duct tape! That’s for sure! I like to think of it as enthusiastic creativity.

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