Mr. G sent out an email to last year’s MK team, and was gracious enough to include me, so I knew what was going on. Or maybe it was to make me feel guilty for “abandoning them to be an Eagle.” Is he trying to pressure me into coming back? I’m not sure.
Mr. G, you really don’t need to make me feel so guilty by saying I “abandoned” Mr. N. After all, look on the bright side — no one will be threatening Duck this year! AND Mr. N can take his new, innocent, unsuspecting side-kick for terrorizing walks runs in the bush with children and HUGE mosquitoes and she won’t even kick up a stink like stubborn wise little me, ’cause she won’t know what she’s in for.
Hmmm….maybe you should send me his new side-kick’s email address when you find her, so I can send a warning…..
I’ll warn her of the dangers of being a part of the MK Team. The children that will push your to your limits one minute and then wrap your heart around their little fingers the next. The people you will learn to love, and then will be scattered across the continent two months later. I will warn her of the isolation that is a blessing in disguise. Mainly, I’ll warn her of the crazy people who are a part of this team. I’ll also warn her that even if she thinks these people are nutcases when she first arrives, she will never be the same after this experience. Part of her heart will always be longing to go back to that place in northern boony-land where these crazy people meet once a year for fun, kids, teaching, learning, tears, games, frog candies, healing, and addictive peppermints. And I will warn her that I’m terribly jealous of her, because I would love to go back and open my jewel box and take out my treasures and enjoy them in person again. But…I wouldn’t trade my new life with my man for anything either, so…such is life. She will get the MK Team privilege this year!
But you really shouldn’t make me feel guilty, Mr. G. It’s not very nice. Kinda like hitting your hard-working workers on the head with pillows. Not nice at all. Kinda makes them want to shoot back with rubber band guns, or water guns. Kinda makes them want to come back again next year….