To promote the upcoming book fair, the school my two youngest children attend decided to have a most creatively decorated flip flop contest. Bryn and I decided on getting some of her hair accessories to see what we could come up with for her shoes. When Blake saw what we were doing, he decided to get his flip flops and put something on them. He found a couple of army men, a tree, and two lizards. Believe it or not, out of a school of nearly 900 students, Blake and Bryn won their grade level prize. From what I understand, they will receive a gift certificate to the book fair. Isn't it great when "fun" is incorporated into such programs? Both of my children love to read and enjoy participating in their school activities. What's your take on such contests?