“Is it Friday?” Charles* asked as we lined up outside the school. It was Monday afternoon. The bell rang and students were pouring out of the school eager to begin their after-school activities.
“It is not Friday,” I said, “It is Monday.” There were sighs of disappointment heard throughout the group.
“How many more days until Friday?” Charles asked.
“Four more days until Friday,” I replied.
On Tuesday afternoon as the students came pouring out of the school at the end of the day, Charles ran up to me, “Three more days until Friday, right?”
I looked at him and smiled, “correct, three more days until Friday."
The countdown that had begun on Monday would continue each day until the long-awaited day arrived… Friday! What, might you ask, were the students waiting for? Why did they count down every week longing for Friday? The answer… Perler Beads.
*This student's name has been changed for privacy.