Saturday, October 4, 2008

Will She Go?

Our daughter, Nicole, needs some volunteer hours to get a letterman's jacket for school and some service hours to get the opportunity to take some fun trips with her church group.

Soooooooooooo.....she found a charity near our house called H.A.L.T.E.R. It's an amazing place with tiny, miniature horses, ponies, and full-sized horses. HALTER stands for Horses Assisting Learning, Therapy, Eyesight, Rehabilitation, Inc.

From what we understand, they bring in handicapped and blind kids and let them ride the horses. It is supposedly very therapeutic. Halter happens to need volunteers this month because they are having a Pumpkin Patch.

Today's hours are from 8am - 2pm. I went to wake her up at 7:30am. She wanted to know why she couldn't go at 9am. We compromised at 8:30am.

Last night was the homecoming game. It went into double overtime, so Miss Priss didn't go to sleep until 1:30am (neither did her mother).

I'll let you know if she goes or not. I am on the fence right now.

The power of a letter jacket is very powerful.

So is the power of teenage laziness.


Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

You said it--1:30 is late.
Listen, I would love to be at the HALTER place because I love ponies and what a fantastic charity!

georgie said...

How wonderful about her volunteering! and she chose the place herself even cooler

Lynda said...

Well, what do you know? She went! Not at 8am, but 9:30am. I went with her to make sure her paperwork was in order and they put her to work doing face painting.

The charity is open to the public all of October for a "Pumpkin Patch" fund raiser.

It's almost 2pm now and I am going to go get her. Hope a good time was had by all!

Wep said...

Good for her to beat teenage laziness. It's a difficult one I know ;)

Queen-Size funny bone said...

one never knows what motivates teenagers these days.

Melissa B. said...

If it's not one thing, it's another, right? But once she gets there, I'll bet she'll be hooked--just give her a chance to get adjusted to waking up so early on a Saturday morning! I swear, my girls continue to surprise me almost every day! BTW, don't forget our Silly Sunday Sweepstakes. Come by and Share That Caption Love!

Kerrie said...

Good for her...did she enjoy herself..??

Veggie Mom said...

Well, a gal does need her beauty sleep, right? You TOTALLY Rock! If ya wanna see how I Rock, please tune in. And come join in the fun!

Carmi said...

The toughest transition I ever faced was going from carefree kid to volunteering/working teen. From the looks of it, you're facilitating her transition beautifully.

Take pics of the jacket when she gets it, k? I hope when that happens that she appreciates the significance of it all. With you to guide her, doubtless she will.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

It sounds like a really good experience. I'm glad she went!

ChrisseasCorner said...

I love you and love this entry!! Good to there are others in the same boat!

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