As I opened a container of guacamole tonight for our taco dinner, I noticed what was printed under the container lid: a cute sombrero-wearing avocado, proclaiming “I’m CHUNKY and PROUD OF IT!”
Right on, little avocado man, I thought. Me too.
Self-image aside, the guacamole and I have another thing in common today: we’re both better if kept refrigerated. It was 29C here today, according to my phone, and we were volunteering in the community orchard. I felt like I was melting; a me-sized refrigerator would have been very welcome.
We (meaning the children and I) have been given our assignment in the orchard this year: we are the IPC team! Insect and Pest Control volunteers are responsible for building insect traps, refreshing them weekly, and checking them to identify the insects that were caught. This is a great opportunity for the kids to learn some entomology. And—let’s face it—it’s a great excuse to get all of us out in the fresh air in the names of education and community service. Talk about win-win.