We probably shouldn’t be admitting this, but we’ve come to realize that The Big-Brained Superheroes Club is extremely vulnerable. To embezzlement, that is.
Yesterday, the club was split up between the gym and the multipurpose room. In the gym was “Mathketball”, in which we solved math problems while shooting baskets (developed after last Monday’s meeting). In the multipurpose room was “Mental Leap”, wherein we memorized and performed relatively complex jump patterns using Chinese jump rope (user-tested and refined at last Wednesday’s meeting…yes, we really do make this stuff up as we go along).
At one point late in the festivities, one of our young Big-Brained Superheroes playing Mental Leap asked whether or not we were going to earn “tickets” (what we’ve taken to calling the quarters from The Big-Brained Superheroes Club bank). We said that we didn’t have any tickets—they were all on the Mathketball court. Immediately, a whole herd of young Big-Brained Superheroes abandoned us for the gym, and the rest of us carried on with our game. Within what seemed like a minute, the herd had returned to the multipurpose room with fists full of tickets. We were nonplussed that they had earned so many in such a seemingly short time. But then, they shoved them all into our hands.
Apparently, Mental Leap is good, but Mental Leap with benefits is even better. And embezzlement must rank a distant third.