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July 13th - Daddycamp day four

So today... kind of a washout. The kids started the morning in a grumpy mood, not giving full effort to reading or bot making. And then I got the kids all set to go swimming and then it turned out the community center wouldn't let us swim during the hours they were running a camp. So we kind of wandered around for a while until we stopped in Tom Otterness' installation The Real World (which we call Penny Land). 

 They started wading in the fountain and I didn't stop them.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  

They started wading in the fountain and I didn't stop them.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  

I tried making up a hunt on the spot, where the kids tried to find the following:

  • A vacuum cleaner Monster
  • A turtle with a top hat
  • A rotary phone
  • A law book
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • A rook
  • The grim reaper

But Lyric got all crabby when Zephyr wouldn't let him win and it didn't really take off. Y'know, they're not all gonna be great days. It just felt like we were going uphill all day. We'll try it again next week, and go swimming at the right time and junk.  

 Zephyr remembered the name "Tom Otterness" by using the mnemonic of envisioning a dad we know named Tom and an otter together in a big nest.  

Zephyr remembered the name "Tom Otterness" by using the mnemonic of envisioning a dad we know named Tom and an otter together in a big nest.