For the love of tetherball

Guess who’s typing from a BRAND NEW COMPUTER? I hadn’t wanted to say anything, for fear it woudln’t work out, but of course I got a RAGING deal on a sweet system with FOUR processors. That’s right, I can now have like 10 windows open and the little machine doesn’t even blink — in my head I hear it saying “bring it on lady — more giant photo files MORE.” It’s a great little guy. But this post isn’t about me. It’s about Conner — Conner and his boycott, to be more precise. I’m sure you’ve all been waiting anyway.

They had posters, they were chanting, and they actually got a lot of the other kids to come in and march too. It was really neat, and I know Conner felt proud since he says it was all his idea. I think it was nice to see kids showing support for a good thing, and realizing that they can make a difference, especially when they all combine for a common cause. The pictures show that it obviously didn’t STOP tetherball, but I think they got their message across. Hopefully it will remind ALL of us to be better sports and to make sure we’re being fair. Good lessons for every age. Now, I just hope there won’t be picketing when Miss Dodson says it’s time for math. On a side note, I can’t even tell how happy I am to have a teacher who basks in the glory of this type of thing. Many of the other teachers, I’m sure, would’ve brushed it off — but she just built it up and encouraged them. We’re so lucky to have her.
Almost as lucky as we are to have this new computer, but that’s a post for another day.
Way to go Conner, I hope tetherball stays fun!

footer 922 copy
pinterest copy

Comments

  1. says

    Awesome, Conner.

    And you are an awesome mom for going to the school to take pictures of such an important event in his life.

  2. Miranda says

    That is so great that the teacher encouraged them to have a voice, pretty darn cool. Go Conner.

  3. says

    That’s great! He might be President some day. Heck- he should be President now- heck of a alot better than our other choices. :)

  4. Anonymous says

    Conner,
    Good job. You were in the tradition of Martin Luther King and Cesar Chavez. Now maybe you could find something at home to picket like when your mom cooks something you don’t like. I think I will picket Grandma when she tries to get me to pick up my socks. Grandpa P.