My school, like most elementary schools, has an annual carnival. It’s usually in the spring but some of the other local schools have their versions in the fall. I’m sure they’re all pretty much the same- cake walks, raffle baskets, pony rides, bouncy castles, a dunk tank, face painting, crappy games with crappier prizes, and lots of junk food. The kids love it and the school rakes in a lot of cash.
I found out today we’ll be crossing dunk tank off the list of “fun” things to do this year. Because of the prolonged drought and prohibitive water restrictions, we’re not permitted to have one. How crazy is that? Not that I don’t completely agree with the decision. It’s a waste of water. I find it remarkable the considerations we now have to take into account compared with just a year ago. It’s been such a radical change in mind set that I now find myself giving doubly disapproving looks at most drivers of gargantuan SUVs- one for the gas guzzling, the other for having a sparkling clean vehicle!