Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Special Olympics

Last night was the wrap up party for Special Olympics. We ate pizza, laughed and talked and then played "Duck, Duck, Goose". I was put in charge of explaining to the group how the game is played. So I stood up and proceeded to teach them how to play. When I got to the running part I told them to chase the person around the circle until they sit down. Ooops. One of the other coaches quickly jumped in to explain that "Noooo, you run the opposite way of the person who tagged you." All of a sudden all the special athletes starting laughing and teasing me, "What's wrong with you? Don't you know how to play Duck Duck Goose?" "It's a baby game and you don't know it!" I felt like I was stuck in some weird Adam Sandler movie and the hilarity of it all struck me as I stood in the circle being taunted by a group of special olympians. Now that's funny. Another funny thing? If "Duck Duck Goose" ever becomes an Olympic Sport, Korea is screwed because a certain teacher taught all her kids the wrong way.


Some of my Special Friends...



Caroline and...Caroline

2 comments:

Bobbi said...

I think I would belong on the Korean/Newfie duck-duck-goose team also since this is the first I have heard of this "running in the opposite direction" propaganda. Is this other coach trying to oust you because of your stellar performance this year? I think this is where the real competition may begin! Watch your back...two words...Nancy Kerrigan.

Alli said...

Hey, can you hook me up with a 'hug a canadian' shirt, Caroline? BTW, the special olympics looked sooo rewarding.