Red Door Learning Montessori Health Fair.
So this past weekend, I took 2 of my nephews to a health fair. Despite heavy downpour, traffic lights being out and over an hour to get there, we made it. I was glad we did. Red Door Learning Academy held its first health fair and back to school event. If you’ve never been to the center on the NW side of Houston, you should schedule to take a tour. It’s an open concept layout. That means there are no walls separating the classes. As a former educator, I happen to like the open concept. It keeps everyone in check because essentially you are being watched by your peers and their students. So you know that teaching is done or is not done. Anyway, I want to tell you about the health fair.
There were several vendors there who mainly were there to help the adults with different things such as insurance, things to buy, etc. Well one of my nephews saw cupcakes. Oh lawd, he did not want to put a smile on his face when I said, ‘No.’ So we walked around and I told my nephews that they could get something to eat off the food table. That still didn’t make the younger one happy. The older one took his cookie and ate it. They immediately saw the toys and wanted to play.
I tried to walk around and speak with everyone. It’s hard when you have a 4 and 5-year-old who have other plans. Throughout the event, they held a raffle. Boo I didn’t win anything but they had great prizes to give away. So after they gave away a few prizes, I walked to the other side of the building. Still the younger one was not happy about not getting a cupcake. I was speaking with the director of the academy while they boys were getting their backpack. And she said, he could get a cupcake. That just made his little day. His entire demeanor changed. So guess who went to buy cupcakes? That’s right, me. LOL. So both boys were extremely happy with me after that. I guess I became the favorite kiki (auntie) again.
After a while the clown arrived. She made balloon animals. That was a hit with my nephews. In fact, when they got back to my house, they un-twisted the balloon to recreate their own animals. Lawd that noise worked my nerves. Back to the health fair. One of the other kids went outside to the moonwalk (bounce house) and that was the end. All the boys, including my nephews, decided to go jump in the moonwalk even though water was still in it. So needless to say they were soaked. But like a good mom, my sister packed a towel for them so I had a way to dry them off.
I let them jump for a while and ate and hoped to have won a prize from the raffle, lol. Towards the end, I got the boys out of the moonwalk, dried them off and tried to see what else to do. I ended up getting a makeover by the MaryKay consultant who was there. I didn’t know MaryKay sold mineral makeup. That’s the only makeup I can wear for my sensitive skin. So the boys who popped their balloon animal were speaking with the clown to get another one while I was getting my make up done. They came back with 3 different balloon creations. Seriously?? But the smiles on their faces said it all. They had a BLAST! And that was the most important thing.
We left after that. Despite the rain, traffic, etc attending the Red Door Learning Montessori Health Fair was the highlight of their weekend and mine. If you live in Houston, see how you can donate to help this school stay free for special needs children. All children deserve world-class education and should never be turned away due to any type of special need they may have.
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