OANSA: Water Day 2013.

February 10, 2013

“Hamburger, hot dog. Hamburger, hot dog. Hamburger, hot dog…” I intoned as I split the kids into two teams.

One time at OANSA, I thought that encouraging the children to choose their team names would be a nice break from “Red Team” and “Blue Team.” I also had the hope that it would help foster ownership and therefore inspire them to cheer for their teammates. All was good and swell until one leader ran over to me and inquired why half the children were screaming about moonshine whiskey and Coke. Unbeknownst to me and my not-up-to-par Paraguayan slang, a bunch of seven-year-olds had named themselves after a typical Paraguayan clubbing cocktail.

That was the last time I allowed for such creativity.

So for Water Day 2013, I chose two favorite foods of children everywhere, and the kiddos just thought it was the most hilarious thing ever. The novelty alone ensured that the teams were well supported that day. I am sure our church neighbors also thought we had started a concession stand after an entire morning of hot dog and hamburger chants. But so much better a children’s snack cart than a nightclub bar…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHot dog, hot dog, hot diggily dog.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHot dogs and hamburgers preparing for battle.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABalancing a sliced up (hence: leaky) jug of water.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOh no, impending crisis!



OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAProwling like a jaguar to the “jungle fire.”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA baby gorilla and baby parrot on their way to put out the flames.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWater balloon relay.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThen they had to sit on the globos…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIce bowling with frozen water balloons.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJump roping with full cups of water in hand.


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