I always say that things happen one step at a time, right?
Well, I’m super excited that the Wellness Committee for my local WSESU school district is organizing a community read of THE BENEFITS OF BEING AN OCTOPUS! That by ITSELF is thrilling, but I swear every time I cross paths with one of the committee members they have a new cool idea that they’re working on. Like recently when one of them said, “We’re thinking we should have a group march in the July 4th parade!” And then next day when the update was “You know that giant octopus in Cotton Mill Hill? We got permission from the artist so that we can carry it on July 4th!”
Okay, so you know I’m already over the moon at this point, right?
But then I realized that this means that all the kids (and families) in the area who have read it so far (or are excited about it) can march with us! And THEN yesterday morning when I was announcing this at a local 4th grade class that read the book, they were so enthusiastic, and one of them said, “T-SHIRTS!”
And you KNOW I love T-shirts!
So, now the first ever #TeamOctopus t-shirts exist and are on sale for the next 3 days, and thanks to all the t-shirts that have already been bought and donations that have been made, I’m going to be able to provide a free #TeamOctopus t-shirt for every kid that marches in the parade!