This year for their skit, Mushroom, BalletBoy and one of their teammates played evil villains. The face paint makes them look very sinister, right?
I’ve sung the praises of our experience with Destination Imagination so many times that I won’t bother doing it in depth again. DI and the similar organization Odyssey of the Mind are both “creativity competitions.” Kids from kindergarten through college compete in various challenges at a tournament. The cost isn’t too high (I believe, once divided up, our team was about $20 per kid). The program encourages the kind of social and team skills that are hard to come by in other ways.
For the first time, I wasn’t the coach for our team. That honor went to one of the other parents this year. She did such a great job and I was so pleased to just show up at the tournament and see the amazing skit the kids put together. Perfection.