It's not much, but it was fun! I made a few friends, all of whom were under 9 years old, and we made some fun stuff.
I was really proud of my pop up!!!
And my new 8 year old best friend, H, was too. She killed it with 5 cards! And I loved helping her with her shapes. She would ask me for a yellow square, or a pink heart, or white, green, and red poofs. (We had been calling the "flowers" that I made on my first card poofs... I'm not sure why.) I'd make them and hand them over to her, and she would create such cute and fun things with them - with my yellow square she made the bottom of a house. She added my pink heart to a drawing of a girl, and wrote, "I hope you get better with my whole heart.". I wish I had remembered to snap some pictures of her cards, but she was done with them so fast and delivering them to packages that I just couldn't keep up!
H and I weren't the only one being creative, B was killing it with construction paper.
It was also nice to connect, even for a short time with a bunch of kids around, with the people that B goes to work with everyday. I secretly hope to make friends with one of his coworkers that I think is pretty darn cool... it's not so much of a secret now, I guess, but I think she's a neat girl, and totally want to be friends with her. Is that a weird thing to say as an adult? As a kid, it's totally acceptable to just ask to be friends with someone but...
hmmm... that feels like a totally different blog post.
Anyway, I really enjoyed this little foray into animal free community service projects! I haven't volunteered for anything that wasn't animal related in so long - I guess that's a side effect of basically running an animal rescue group for 2 years - and it was really fun to see the kids in action toward making others feel important. I loved being able to help them be creative - even in my own limited way. It was really great. I hope I get another chance to do something like it soon.
Do any of you have volunteer projects that really get you excited? What are they? Where can I sign up??