I had an amusing, but long day at work today. The schools are out for summer vacation now, so today my workplace kicked off summer vacation with a field day for the kids. I started my day by being the 5:30am opening person, and field day started when I came back from lunch at 10:30am. It was amusing in the sense of the tasks I had to do today. Aside from watching the kids, the tasks I did were:
Table and Chair Assistant: A bunch of the kids, staff, and I helped set up the tables, put tablecloths on them, and arranged the chairs. That didn’t take too long, and then my next task was to be the . . .
Head Water Balloon Honcho: The water hose was outside of the field, so the kids and I went to it to make water balloons. Well, correction, they made it, and I monitored them since balloons are one of my worst nemesis. It was hilarious watching them lose control of the balloon and the water started squirting out. Then we all helped lug four loads of water balloons to the field. It was only girls carrying those heavy bins, so huzzah for girl power! After that, I was the . . .
Sno-Cone Scooper: This was supposed to be my original task. My boss and I were to serve sno-cones, but we only had enough ice for the first half of the field day. I was the scooper and she and another staff put Hawaiian punch and Kool-aid powder on it. After we ran out of ice, my next task was to be a . . .
Dunk Tank Monitor: I watched and made sure the kids played safe with the dunk tank and the balls. It was fun watching my boss’ teenage son get dunked by a bunch of elementary school kids! After doing this, my boss reminded us on the walkie to take plenty of pictures, so I grabbed the camera and became the . . .
Field Day Photographer: I walked around to get photos of the various activities. I got hit by bubbles, fell while coming off the inflatable boxing ring, snapped the poor bloke on the dunk tank, and witnessed a three-legged race. After a while, I went back to monitoring the dunk tank, and then I became the . . .
Rainbow Punch Server: My boss gave me permission to mix the remaining Hawaiian punches (grape, orange, and fruit punch) into one “Rainbow Punch”, and I served them to the kid. I tried a bit and discovered it was super sweet for me. Which meant that the kids would love it, haha!
And that was my day. All of us staff had a crazy time, and the kids all seemed to have fun. I laughed my arse off when towards the end, the kids did the water balloon toss, and the balloons weren’t breaking. I watched balloons being thrown, and they wouldn’t explode! So the kids and staff were chasing after the balloons more than water ballooning each other. All in all, it was fun. This was our first time hosting field day, so there were a lot of minor issues, but we persevered and made it happen. If we ever do it again, we’ll have today to learn from and make the next one better. And now, I’m done for the day. I’m home and ready to recuperate!