Here is my main, Zoeiei. She is a level 66 Elemental Shaman. In a previous Children’s week, she picked up a cute piggy named Mr. Wiggles.

Let’s see what’s going on this year for Children’s Week.  The screenshots that you see in this blog were taken on May 2, 2012.

To start doing the portion of the Children’s Week quests that begin in Stormwind, you need to speak to Orphan Matron Nightingale.

Orphan Matron Nightingale: There are costs with war, shaman… ones often overlooked.  Those costs are the orphans – children who have lost their parents to the far-too-numerous conflicts that rage across Azeroth.  Those children who have no one else to turn to often come here to live until they are old enough to fend for themselves.

One week out of the year during the Spring the Alliance takes time to give something back to these innocents.  This time it is called Children’s Week.

Wow! The poor little children! What can I do to help?

Orphan Matron Nightingale: You’re willing to help us here at the orphanage?  Bless you, friend; your aid during Children’s Week will be invaluable.

Take this whistle.  You will only be able to use it for a short amount of time – typically not longer than Children’s Week itself. When you use it, you will be able to talk with the child you’ve agreed to look after.  Using it again will dismiss the child.

By all means Zoeiei – use the whistle and meet your ward!  I’m sure the child will be most eager to meet you. 

Hey look! I got a pet orphan! He is already trained to return to me whenever I blow this whistle. Wait… I don’t get to keep him? Awwww…

The child has all sorts of interesting observations.

Human Orphan: Mushrooms always grow in damp places and so they look like umbrellas.

Zoeiei: It’s cute that you think mushrooms look like umbrellas instead of …. um…. nevermind….

Ok, so, now I have an orphan human child. What do I do with him?

This is the point where “Human Orphan” introduces himself.  His name is Randis.

Randis: Um…hi.  My name is Ranids, and I guess you’re looking after me?  You’re an adventurer, like my mom and dad were.  I’m happy to meet you.

I hope we’ll have a lot of fun together.  I have some things I’d like to do, and the matron says you’ll be like a big sister to me during this week.  I’d like that a whole bunch, yes ma’am.

Oh, good. Randis has some ideas about what he’d like to go and do.

To get to Westfall, we need to go through Goldshire. Hmm…

Zoeiei: Randis, as we pass through this town, you should cover your ears with your hands, and sing “La la la la la” as loudly as you can.

Randis: But, why, Zoeiei?

Zoeiei: Why…because… it is a custom for young humans do exactly that every time they travel through Goldshire. That is why.

Randis: Oh, cool! LA LA LA LA LA…

Randis: What happened here, Zoeiei?

Zoeiei: Um.. someone… lost… their horse. Let’s not stop here.

Zoeiei: Here we are, Sentinel Hill! This is where the Chopper Rides happen.

Randis: They’re fighting! Just like my mom and dad did… /sniff

Zoeiei: Yes… well… Let’s go find those choppers… quickly.

Randis: I wanna to go back to the orphanage now.

Randis: Zoeiei! Everything is burning!

Zoeie: /mumbles Why on Azeroth did they decide upon this location as the place to take the orphans for a Chopper Ride?

Randis: What did you say? I can hardly hear you.

Zoeiei: Nevermind, Randis. Look! The choppers! They are over there!

It is good that the Chopper Rides are given for free.

Zoeiei: Hop in, Randis! It is time for the Chopper Ride you requested.

Here we go!

Randis: Wow, this sure goes fast!

Randis: Look, someone’s attacking Sentinel Hill. C’mon guards, you just hafta win!

Randis: You just hafta win! Or I won’t grow up to be normal!

Randis: I’ve never seen a flying tree before.  Let’s get closer!

Randis: Look at all that slime.  One is flying straight at me!

Randis: Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew, it’s on my head!  Help!

Randis: My tummy doesn’t feel so good…

Randis: Whoa!  Did you see how high we went?

Looks like the child had a good time after all!

Randis: That was great!  Let’s do it again!

Time to drop of the Chopper. Back to the town that is on fire.

Randis: That was the best!  I want to come back and do this again next year.  When I grow up, I’m gonna have a chopper, except I’m gonna make it myself and take all my friends for a ride!

Perhaps the child won’t be scarred for life from this experience.

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