Let me tell you a story, and if starts to sound a little crazy…well, we’re on the right track.
On a Tuesday in September, in the city of Winnipeg, a huge pipe running under the Children’s Museum burst. Now, normally this would be a problem by itself, but this wasn’t a water pipe, or a fuel pipe: this was a Fun pipe. It exploded, and the entire museum was covered from floor to ceiling in Fun!
Outside, a Mayor was out for a walk. Now Mayors are an interesting sort: they love to organize things, and when they’re not organizing things they busy themselves with parties and parades. This Mayor, who wasn’t a Mayor of anything at the time, heard the explosion and rushed over to see what was going on.
“I’ve never seen so much Fun in my life! But if I don’t do something quick, this Fun is going to run out!” exclaimed The Mayor.
The Mayor made some calls, and in no time at all The Mayor’s friends had arrived to help. With the help of a recipe from The Chef, the brain of The Scientist, some supplies from The Artist, and The Train Conductor’s know-how, the museum was completely transformed! There were clocks and cows! Towers and trains! A lasagna lunch you could climb like a mountain!
“Great work!” said The Mayor. “But something is missing. Who’s going to play here?”
At that very moment, a bright yellow school bus pulled up in front of the museum.
“I WILL!” yelled The Field Trip Kid.
Everyone laughed, and The Mayor made a grand declaration:
“It takes a great deal of art, and science, and know-how to have this much Fun in one place. But I believe we did it. And I promise there is something fun for everyone!”