October 11, 2007

Fun

This morning I got to enjoy Muffins for Moms at school with my youngest. She thrills to do this each year, and I enjoy the alone time we have eating doughnuts, drinking juice, and talking for half an hour before I walk her to her classroom and head to work late.

This week is also homecoming week for my son at high school. Each day they have a different dress-up theme. It's been a fun week around here. Two nights ago, we shopped for him to dress as a movie character. He decided to go dressed as a "mean girl" from the movie Mean Girls. It was pretty funny watching him try on mini skirts, and then high heels...he was so confident that he would be able to do it, and he almost broke his ankle twice in three steps! I haven't had a good laugh like that in a long time! He refused to let me post the pics of him. Damn.

So yesterday morning I had to help him don makeup, which was another adventure. Ever seen an eyelash curler being wielded by the big, knuckly hands of your goalie son?? Hilarious.

Today he went to school as a nerd. He wore his old Sunday pants that are five inches too short, and a white shirt with black bow tie, hideous shoes, and Gumby cap with a really long bill that he bent upward. He also wore a huge old pair of my glasses (lenses removed) that he taped in the middle. Classic. He has guts, I have to hand him that.

What a great week.

11 comments:

Cele said...

you would think he'd want a record of it for posterity.




I know I'm only kidding myself. YOu should have at least gotten some good pictures for pay back when he's a parent.

hm-uk said...

Aww, it sounds like you're really having a great time with your kids and that they're enjoying your company and input, too. Brilliant! Dressing up for Homecoming Week is still going, eh? I haven't thought about that for ages. Explaining these types of school customs (Homecoming, Prom, etc) to my SO always brings about an interesting reaction as to the origins of it all. I always say that there are remarkable similarities between US and British traditions - they've just snaked off in different directions and for different purposes.
Can't wait to see you...

Regina Filangi said...

Oh man! Pictures would have been nice!

What a fun week for you!

Bishop Rick said...

Ok, now I'm confused.
Hell Week, Fun Week. I can't keep up.

Jazzy said...

I want to see pics when I get home!!! I can't wait to see you guys!! I get more and more excited everyday!!!

aka madre said...

Pictures, I want pictures!

aka Madre

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

I'm voting with everyone else: pictures. Tell #1 Son we all think he's the bomb and we're starting a fan club and we want pictures...

Taiko Tari said...

That sounds like a brilliant fun!!! Except I don't know what "Homecoming Week" is and why you dress up funny everyday for a week... Does your daughter also have to dress up funny for a week?

Genilimaa said...

Taiko Tari beat me to it: I've heard of homecoming from movies, but I have no idea what it is. Do enlighten us!

Sounds like your son had a great time with the dressing-up. And isn't it fun to visit school? I love the moment when I spot them in action with friends, just before they know I'm there. And the next moment, when they look at me and smile in recognition..

Melliferous Pants said...

Your children sound like a lot fun!

An Enlightened Fairy said...

SML-Oh man, that brings back memories... I'm so glad he's enjoying himself! :)

About Homecoming...
For those that aren't aware, Homecoming is the first formal dance of the school year. The week of homecoming, most high schools have a school spirit week where the kids dress up, following a different theme each day (dress like a nerd, wear your pajamas, wear school colors, etc...). At the end of the week, there is a football game and a formal dance. The dances are very popular because the students elect a homecoming king and queen (my high school had homecoming princesses also, but I don't know if that's nationwide). Dances are usually held at a fancy location (we had ours one year at a local yacht club). It can get pretty pricey and parents often shell out lots of money to pay for limos, dresses, hairstylists, etc...
Anyway, it's a lot of fun and something that is a huge part of high school life in the US.