Seriously, I have been flamingoed. (This has nothing to do with teaching, by the way!)
When I let my cats out at 8 am this morning, this is what I saw:
Here is a close up:
PLEASE ignore the weeds!!!
...and here is the view from the street. (Isn't my house totally adorable?!? I LOVE it so much!!! It looks much cuter in the spring when all of those brown, dead looking plants are blooming - they all have gorgeous purple blooms - which would totally clash with these flamingos.)
So, what does this mean? Well, if I were K Mo and had a blog called Flamingo Fabulous in Second Grade it would all make sense. But I am not K Mo and I have no interest in flamingos. (Sorry K Mo!!!) But I found a note explaining that a Girl Scout troop (with several of my former students) was raising money to go to Alaska. There was an envelope for donations, plus I could add a letter to the binder. Hmmm ... so this was a way to raise money?!? I think the idea is that you will give the troop money to remove the flamingos. Maybe we should do fundraisers like this for our schools, or maybe not. It feels a little like extortion, doesn't it?
So, has anyone else ever heard of being flamingoed? Or is this a local thing?
Well, as you can see, it is a beautiful day here and I am off to spend some time with my dad rejoicing in our lovely weather today! (I don't think I will tell my dad about the flamingos ... he will think I am delirious!)
Love to all!
P.S. My next post will be completely about teaching, I promise! (... unless I get storked or mongoosed or whaled.)