There are more celebrations and special activities than you would believe could possibly be shoehorned into 5 six-hour days. But those wacky, fun-loving molders of young minds are an ambitious bunch - and they are determined to pull it off - even if it kills
Here is Our Schedule of Non-Stop Fun:
Monday: Crazy Twins Day!! Featuring matching outfits assembled/purchased for our favorite third-grader and her "twin" on Sunday night after Mommy is informed sometime after dinner that "We Have to Go to the Mall Right NOW so that I can BUY the same EXACT outfit as Emma, including SHOES!" Anything less than a perfect match spells a social disaster that could spill over into fourth grade.
Monday Afternoon: Crazy Tie Dye T-Shirt Day. Volunteer Mommies supervise the combination of three dozen 9-year-olds and five-gallon buckets filled with dye that will never wash out! This will take all afternoon, including clean-up. Save time for a second shopping trip though, because tomorrow is...
Tuesday: Pajama Day! Where We Get to Wear Our Pajamas to School, Only Not Any Pajamas We Currently Have in Our Drawers At Home, Because They Would Not Be Acceptable and "I Will Be the ONLY Girl in Third-Grade Wearing Stupid Pajamas." Narrowly avert serious fashion faux pas by purchasing pajamas that look remarkably similar to two other pairs already owned.
Wednesday: Combination Fun! It's Last Minute Dragonfly Costume Day, for a play that parents do not hear about until 9 p.m. the night before! But don't worry, there must be LOTS of things lying around the house with which to construct a realistic replica of dragonfly wings. What would Martha Do?
BONUS FUN: Early morning emergency wake up for Mommy who must be told that it is ALSO Crazy Hair Day! Today! Right now! Hair MUST be BRIGHT PINK and done up in an elaborate combination of swirls, braids and accessories. Can you make it go straight up? Not like that! Remember that pink hairspray left over from Halloween? It's SOMEWHERE in the house, or possbily the CAR. Did you check the basement? There's still time if you run.
Thursday: Tacky Day. Or as we are calling it in our house: "Put Together Any Crazy Outift You Want Provided You Already Own All of the Components and Have Them Laid Out Before Bedtime I Mean It."
Friday: Last Day of School Party. Elaborate Theme To Be Announced. Probably late Thursday.
Photo: (Mommy's going) Crazy Hair Wednesday