Today during show and hell, Vivi (Vagdevi) shared a gorgeous trophy that stood at least 12 inches high. It was red and gold, had lovely stars on the top and she was very excited to share it!
“This was a trophy I won. I don’t know for WHAT, but I won it!”
Carl, a very precocious young man who brought Charlotte’s Web to the first day of kindergarten (he was in chapter 8) - immediately offered to read the little plaque that was pasted crookedly on the front.
“It says Indian School…something…” and I immediately jumped in to clarify this to the class. (Cause that’s what I DO.) I compared her evening school to the various ones attended by the diverse members of our group. (Yep, we’re a melting pot.)
I ended with, “She must have done VERY well to have gotten such a gorgeous trophy!”
Carl, sitting in a chair with his legs crossed, responded matter of factly, “No she didn’t. The trophy says tenth place.”
Then he turned to me and said, “If she had gotten FIRST place, perhaps she could have read what it said herself.”
(I’m convinced he’s a forty-year-old dressed in a star wars tee shirt and camouflage crocks.)