This past Wednesday, I was invited to speak at Childress Elementary for this year’s “red ribbon” week. Red ribbon week is where the kids are challenged to make right choices and to be drug-free.
I was a little worried about how I was going to entertain 600 kids between the ages of 5 and 11 years old, and still give them the message of “Make the Right Choice.” I mean, what do you say to kids this age that will relate? So I decided to pull out the big guns and hammer them with an old story about a camping trip where a kid was trying to throw-up on me because a bear was trying to get in our tent. The kids seemed to really love the story. I guess it just goes to show you what I’ve always believed to be true, “You just can’t go wrong with a good throwing-up story!”
I had a dad catch me yesterday and tell me that they’d taken their daughter to the store to pick out shoes and she’d decided she was not going to buy any right now. When they asked her why she didn’t want to buy any right now she said, “Because Trey told me that I’m supposed to make good choices and I don’t like any of these shoes.” That’s not quite saying “no” to drugs, but at least she caught something
Here’s some pictures from the program…
“That’s Cooper at the bottom center”
“Cooper is in Ms. Steed’s kindergarten class.”