Today is our Halloween Party!! Yeah!! Okay, I’m faking the enthusiasm. J Today will be chaotic at best, but we will survive. The children enjoy dressing up and a few pounds of candy never hurt anyone. And I’ll get some great photos.
I’m not dressing up this year as I have in the past. I’m just wearing my jack-o-lantern shirt. I know, I know…I’m no fun anymore. Luckily most of these kids don’t remember what I did last year. And the beauty of kindergarten is that they will think my shirt is just fine.
The real excitement today is that Mrs. Maurer is painting faces! I’ve done it for years and I have to tell you that I’m pretty good at it. I make a point of telling my students that I’ve practiced and practiced so I can do it well. I’ll paint about 60-75 faces today. I’ll paint black cats, skeletons, jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, pumpkins and spiders. The kids love to have their faces painted!! Some have already asked for both cheeks.
Today is my nephew’s birthday! Happy Birthday Trent!! He’d probably like for me to tell you that he actually married my niece, but once you’re in our family you’re ours buddy. We don’t make those distinctions! Hope you have a great day!
My grandpa, John Springer, was born on Halloween. He laughed about it and thought it was great fun to have a holiday birthday. Gary’s grandmother, Florence, died on Halloween. I’ve told the story before of how we took the kids to trick-or-treat and his brother met us in the yard to tell us she had died. Halloween was a sad occasion for many years after that. I worked with a woman at another school site whose brother had also died on Halloween. We don’t think about others mourning while we are celebrating. Holidays are a date on the calendar, but that doesn’t mean they always coincide with our personal lives.
Speaking of calendars, is this the weekend for the time change?? I believe so. I’m sure we’ll get a reminder from someone today if it is.
Okay, off to school...