I took my FCCLA kids to Abilene on Tuesday for the Dictrict C Fall Leadership Conference. This was a new experience for all of us, and we had a great time. The kids were a little unsure when they had to look at their name tags to be divided into groups which meant they were separated, but I assured them they would be OK for half an hour and we would meet up again. We were the only middle school of the 200 or so students there.
We knew we would have enough time to stop at Dairy Queen before coming home so the kids brought money. I really miss DQ ice cream, and although I am disappointed they no longer carry butterscotch flavoring for toppings, there are other selections. I let them go first, and then got up to the counter. The large and loud lady in charge says, "Are you the bus driver?" After pausing a second I said, "Well, I am with these kids and I am driving the van." Good enough - I got a free treat. Hot dog - that made my day!