The short one on the far left belongs to me.
We call her The Goose.
Goose Girl (she of the braids and dwarf-midget stature) had an opportunity to appear on Winnipeg City Television’s morning show, Breakfast Television in the early hours of the morning as a representative of Sparks, which is a branch of the Girl Guides of Canada. Sparks is a wonderful program for girls between the ages of 5 and 6, which allows them a fun and safe introduction to volunteerism, community service, crafts, camping and team building. Back in the olden days of yore, when I was a child, there were no such thing as Sparks – the programming started with the Brown polyester indoctrination of Brownies. Once a week, on Monday evenings, The Goose and about 15 of her peers congregate in a church basement in our ‘hood, and spend an hour engaged in altruistic activity. Their motto? “I promise to share and be a friend” which, for 5 and 6 year old Canadian girls, is a pretty decent credo.
Earlier in the week, Goose Girl was invited to participate in the Breakfast Television segment, and being the wannabe stage mother that I am, I eagerly jumped on it.
This required me and the Other Child to drive down to The Forks and watch, patiently, as they prep’d the kids for the show, taped the segment, and relased them into the wild again.
The Goose came with some answers incase she was asked questions, but it never came up. Instead she tainted a cookie by licking her finger, and was erroneously called “Jewel”by Jeremy John.
Watch my kid make a Girl Guide Cookie Spider craft on cable television, here: