In today’s mail I received a little brochure for summer kids’ programs at a nearby school. Although I’m sure the programs themselves are a real hoot, I must say their choice of a photo for the brochure is even funnier.

So we have a bunch of kids all waiting in line for little Maria to stop staring at that rock and get on with the game. Whatever the game is… that looks like a four-square grid, but I don’t see any balls and that’s way too many kids to play a proper game.

Maybe they’re doing some kind of geology study, learning about rocks in nature. Or physics: why an object at rest tends to remain at rest? Although you never know– the rock might suddenly and unpredictably move across the playground or do something equally spooky.

In any case, this makes their summer program look like as much fun as watching grass grow. Sign me up!