Below, Heidi and Kay dressed for success... I might add that Heidi specifically picked out her sneakers while we were in the US on the basis of whether or not they would be good for Mission Impossible! As you can tell it is a much anticipated activity in our house. This is the first year Kay got to participate. They both came home EXTREEEEEEEEMELY dirty and very tired. This blog is slightly out of order as it happened the night BEFORE our cousins arrived. I was waiting to post it however, until Heidi could tell you all about the even in her own words. So without further ado, I will let Heidi tell you about it.
Mission Impossible is a game that the whole school plays. The little kids like that because we don't get to play with the big kids very often. The director says that the whole point of the game is to have fun. We, the kids, think that the whole point of the game is to stay up late, play with the big kids, play with our friends that we only see at school, win the game, and to go outside after dark which we are never allowed to do other wise. At home you are supposed to get dressed in the darkest clothing possible. You are also suppose to get your skin as dark as possible with sand, charcoal, face paint, ...etc. One high school boy even sprayed a bottle of spray paint on himself!
Everyone meets at the school dining hall at dusk were they explain the rules and divide everyone into two teams. The game takes place over the entire school grounds which has a wall around it. The object of the game is to get as many points as possible for your team before the horn blows. First each team tries to find their hidden pick up station where you pick up "microfilm" (a piece of paper) that is worth points, and their hidden drop off station where you drop off the pieces of paper to get your points. Throughout the compound there are "bombs" hidden. You can take these to the drop off stations too for lots of points. The hard part of the game is that the staff and other grown ups are out there with balls trying to catch you and take away your "life"(bracelet) and your papers. if they hit/capture you, you have to go back to the dining hall and get a new "life" and start all over.
This year my team won by only one point! They say this is the first time that has happened! it was lots of fun!