but there were lots of happy third graders. And tons of food, sprinklers, games, hula-hoops, and t-shirt decorating. It was a lovely afternoon, and the weather decided to cooperate. The potato salad got all eaten up, so I guess it was a hit. The kids got t-shirts with the school name to decorate using fabric markers. Some kids started having the others sign their t-shirts, and next thing you know, they were all running around collecting everyone's names. All except Miss Serious. That girl definitely has her own drummer, and is amazingly confident to follow her own way. She created a very careful design, and worked diligently to make it as neat and symmetrical as humanly possible, until another child unwittingly wrote his name on her pristine shirt, assuming that she was collecting signatures like everyone else. She managed to contain the scream of horror that I saw flash across her eyes, and was able to disguise the signature with a stripe (which she matched on the other side, of course). Crisis averted.