December 7, 2008
It was Heifer Project market day today and my second graders agreed to sell the bunnies. The first 45 minutes they were not so into it. They wanted to color their coloring sheets and stick the pins in each other, not to mention eat cookies and spill lemonade on themselves. But when the 9:45 service let out and the fellowship hall started filling they suddenly got excited about the marketing of the bunnies. Hannah was our barker. She shouted “Hop on over and buy a bunny” solid for that whole fifteen minutes. Her mom came over to pick her up, she said “but she’s so shy.” And when we’d get a potential costumer Mira would dutifully tell them that one bunny costs $20, half a bunny is $10, and a forth a bunny is $5. And Corrine set out decorating the table. She made a hat for our stuffed rabbit that said “I’m a bunny” and hung a sign around his neck that said “Bunnies Rock.” And the whole class rallied around handing out our material and doing a little bunny dance. The kindergateners had chicken costumes and chicken favors, the middle schoolers had cupcakes with candy bees, but we were the hit of the market. Everyone was eatting up my little sales people. I was so proud. Hey, does anyone want to buy a bunny?