Sunday, April 18, 2010
For three years now Charles (5th Grade) has been checking on his lunch box stuck in the tree out by my afternoon patrol duty spot. The other day, it was gone. We thought it would be there forever. I mean, it made it through Hurricane Rita. Now, there were some men out there with ladders working on the building next to the tree, so we decided that they must have gotten hungry.
In a related story, a bird was having trouble getting out of the stairwell in the back courtyard and Charles took off his shirt (he was wearing two) and gently grabbed the bird. When he took it outside to let it go, it flew into the same tree that held his lunch box for so long. On the way back to class, Charles spotted a caterpillar on the ceiling and wanted to help it too. I told him, "No, but you could feed it to the bird."