Sunday, March 4, 2012

I've Been FLAMINGOED!!!!

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.)


  1. Yes we have seen the flamingo fundraiser before! At our school the sports teams do this, but they get people to pay to have them put in someone else yard - My students collected 50 dollars to have the flamingo's put in my yard, they are there for a day and then they move on! The person being flamingoed does not do the paying, that seems kinda bad, what if you didn't have the money or didn't really want to give? Loving the beautiful weather you have there as we got a couple FEET of snow last night! It's suppose to be 50 by mid week though, can't wait!
    The Resource(ful) Room

    1. Amy,
      That makes complete sense! That would make it a lot more fun. I guess my scouts got the idea a little confused. YES, I am spoiled rotten by our weather here!!!! (It did rain lots last week, but never went below 50 degrees.)

  2. Believe it or not, I DO have quite a few plastic flamingos in my yard... most of them are in the back though. My secret sunshine at school (like secret santa but all year long)gave me a plastic flamingo and demanded photos on facebook of the flamingo in my front yard. He's still hanging out by my front door.

    ❤ Karen
    Flamingo Fabulous in Second Grade

  3. We had one a year ago or so, but it wasn't flamingos, it was a bright purple toilet! And you had to pay to have it removed, but if you payed, you also got the liberty of picking the next address that it would go to. I have also heard of a group that had a big plastic cow (life size!) and did the same thing. Yes, I think it is a little devious to do something like that..but also a pretty cool idea!

    Kinder Kraziness

  4. That's hilarious!!!!
    And it is extortion!!!! BRILLIANT!!!
    I love it!!! Your next post does not have to be about teaching.
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  5. I've heard of being flamingoed before... but I've never seen it.
    Too funny.
    Dragonflies in First