Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ducks and Kinders

The blog is predictably less active as school gets underway. The buses are rolling, the deputies are directing traffic, the boys and girls are wearing bright green wrist bands, and kindergarteners who are still learning numbers have to make sure they are on a bus named "thirty-eight" or something similar. They walk around goggle eyed and so, for the first couple of days, do we teachers.

Deming is gearing up for its annual duck race, as well. This is exactly what it sounds like: a race of ducks. Things kick off tonight with a royal duck pageant at this hospital, where the king or queen of the duck races will be anointed. People make duck costumes. It's quite a scene.

There is also an outhouse race, and that is also pretty much what it sounds like.

I know you just went to look at your map of New Mexico, found Deming, and wondered where the hell ducks live around here.

Keep that mind full of wonder.

The playground is full of little human chicks again, so I don't feel compelled to go watch duck races or grown-ups dressed as ducks. On the other hand, living in a small place, there are always folks wondering where you are. So we'll see.

Maybe I'll bring you a duck feather for your sacred space.


Kelly said...

Hmmm. Are we talking wild ducks here? Domesticated?


Pam said...

LOL! I'll bet Gabriel would love the duck races.

Yep, school preparations are gearing up around here, too. Meet the teachers tomorrow. Last week was schedule and packet pick up and meet the teacher for Connor.

School starts Mon. and I've already got one special ed. sub job next week.

Ji Hyang said...

ducks in a row...