Last night at dinner, Myla was all excited to tell Kasey and I about something from school. It went something like this:
Myla: "Mrs. Beck said that if we bring in $2,000 we will get a duck trophy."
Matthew: "Who is Mrs. Beck?"
Myla: "The gym teacher."
Kasey: "Say that again."
Myla: "If we bring in $2,000 to Mrs. Beck we will get a duck trophy."
Matthew: "I'm so confused. Why would you get a duck trophy?"
Myla: "Because we brought in $2,000."
Kasey: "But why would you bring in $2,000?"
Myla: (getting frustrated) "To get the duck trophy!"
Matthew: (starting to laugh) "Let me get this straight...Mrs. Beck told you to bring in $2,000 to get a duck trophy?"
Matthew: "Did she just tell you this, or the whole class?"
Myla: "The whole class."
Kasey: "Is Mrs. Beck running a pyramid scheme?" (Matthew laughs, Myla shoots Kasey a look)
Matthew: "So we are supposed to give you $2,000 to give to Mrs. Beck?"
Myla: "No! We are supposed to email our friends and family to ask for it."
Kasey: "Oh, I see. So we should send an email to everyone telling them to give us money so you can get a duck trophy from Mrs. Beck."
At this point Kasey and I just gave up. This morning when we opened Myla's backpack we found answers. There was information in there for a Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser where the kids are supposed to collect pledges. It clearly says that if a child brings in $200 in pledges, they will get the trophy duck.
So, on the way to school, I told Myla that I now understood about the jump rope fundraiser:
Matthew: "Hey Myla, I saw your info on the ducks for Mrs. Beck."
Myla: "Oh yeah.""
Matthew: "It is $200 not $2,000 that you need to raise for the trophy duck."
Myla: "Whatever, dad."
Matthew: "There is a big difference, Myla."
Myla: "I know."
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