3/1/20: The Juice.

Library started today with do-it-yourself orange juice. We have so, so many oranges, all local, all small and a little un-grocery-store (truth be told the skins have a slight greyish cast, but their insides are so sweet). So we all squeezed oranges and drank real Florida OJ.
Then we picked up our last reader’s theater script, the REAL story of the Big Bad Wolf. All that huffing and puffing? He just had a cold–once the house was blown down and the pig inside dead, of course he ate ham. Who wouldn’t? Olivia brought a puppy, Oscar, who thought the highlighters we used to mark who played what part looked decidedly edible. Don’t worry. He didn’t swallow one.
We then did an alphabet scavenger hunt (I wrote the letters on our big white table in dry-erase marker) and we began gathering things. Of course O was an orange (make that orange peel–we’d drunk the inside). Some letters were really hard. We ended up using Vivienne’s last name for the letter Z. Klark was the most diligent scavenger.
Then there was a little of the usual spontaneous mayhem. Somehow, in the midst of it Olivia found a genuine arrowhead on the ground–a really beautiful one. We have no theory as to how it came to be lying in the yard. She put it in her rock collection.
When Astrid’s dad came to pick her up the kids were in the street, Astrid belly-down on Klark’s long board looking like she was swimming. Yup, we had fun.

Author: slowdancejournal

I am a writer of novels for young readers. I also sing old time rock and roll in a duo called "Hot Tamale." My husband and I maintain our own 10 acre wildlife preserve. My home is Tallahassee, Florida.

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