Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Rah Rah!

It’s spirit week this week in our part of the world. In case you’ve forgotten, or if your part of the world doesn’t participate in this oddity, spirit week is the week prior to homecoming. Students use this week to dress up in odd costumes to promote school spirit or, in our case, get out of wearing the dreaded school uniform for a week. And we are a family all about school spirit. Or at least about getting out of wearing the dreaded uniform. The Boy came out of his room this morning and asked what he could wear for today’s festivities. It seems that today is Circus day! Please keep in mind that he is asking at 7:10 and I am leaving in 20 minutes for work and he and his father are leaving in 30 minutes. His father’s immediate response was, “Well, since we don’t have an elephant costume, I have no idea.”

Note to all parents of small children who may have an upcoming spirit week in their future. Plan ahead. Make sure you have an elephant costume on hand for those occasions where you need to dress up for circus day.

Never let it be said that we are not creative people though. Cinderella and dh came up with the idea of him being a popcorn vendor. So The Boy went to school today in jeans and a t-shirt, with the cardboard carton from a case of water bottles strapped around his neck, filled with popcorn containers and leftover granola bars that no one in our house would eat. I suspect that the carton and it’s contents will soon be abandoned and he will be content just to roam the halls in “normal teenage boy” attire. And don't forget, one other plus to spirit week is a pep rally every day. That means an hour less of class work each day. Every 15 year old's dream.

6 comments:

Momala said...

Our kids High School had a Spirit week last week. It was their Winter Formal on Saturday, so I guess it's any excuse to have a spirit week. On friday it was Ugly Sweater Day. And, yes, my daughter found the perfect ugly sweater in my closet. I will never be able to wear my red snowman sweater again.

Cathy said...

HI Karen,
thanks for stopping by my blog! Enjoyed reading yours as well. There is a whole lot of "creativity" going on at your home....would love to have seen a photo of the Popcorn Vendor! :-)
Keep smiling!
Cathy

Anonymous said...

what would you have done if cinderella hadn't been roused from a deep sleep by the chatter in the kitchen and revealed her early-morning genius?

Karen said...

Well, I reckon the boy would have gone to school in his uniform. :)
Poor thing. Thank goodness for Cinderella. And you should see what tomorrows costume is. Oh, that's right, maybe you will if someone's mother is alert enough to take a picture!

Lori - The Simple Life at Home said...

Sounds like fun!! I remember those days fondly.

Btw, I've been trying to email you about the bourbon chicken, but it keeps bouncing back to me. I don't have a recipe, I just use a bottled marinade and dipping sauce that I found at our grocery store. Hope you can find it! It's pretty good, not as good as it could be, but a good substitute.

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