Brittany, age 6
Day 7 Festivities: Speak in church
That's right, I'm counting speaking in church as one of my festivities. Mostly because I really, really, really, really wanted to do what I was going to call the "Mothball" (my own version of The Moth) for one of my thirty days but I chickened out since I couldn't get myself to invite a group of my friends to entertain me with their stories. I haven't completely dismissed the idea. I just can't seem to envision it going the way I hope it would since most people hate public speaking and don't want an "assignment" to hang out. I guess the biggest reason I've (sorta) dismissed the idea is because I couldn't think of a good enough personal story to start the evening off with.
Anyway, the reason speaking in church counts is because Wyatt also had to speak. Which, as it turns out, is something Wyatt is terrified of. He joked with the congregation and told them that he had "sacrament talk syncope." (There is no doubt he had all the symptoms.) It was a treat for me to hear him speak because he told one of my favorite stories about himself - the one where he had to stand on a milk crate and preach the gospel (in Spanish) in the midst of a very busy Queens street. Love it! So it was as if Wyatt was my own little "mothball." And! other people commented on how funny they thought Wyatt was and that they had no idea. I'm glad people were able to have a small glimpse into my life and see one reason I love Wyatt so much - he's good at making me laugh.
Something about me: I LOVE stories! This explains why I love The Moth, This American Life, and Radio Lab so much. And why I like any book that has a good story. Some of my fondest memories are the times my family reminisces about the past telling stories.