Tuesday, May 19, 2009
This week is Spirit Week at Rojo's school.
We talk about Spirit Week the other 51 weeks of each and every year for going on six years.
"Mom, when is Spirt Week this year? Is there going to be a Crazy Day? Are people going to wear crazy clothes? Do I have to wear crazy clothes? Are people going to have crazy hair? I do not want to have my hair crazy, I do not want blue hair. I do not want anyone to make their hair blue this year, Mom. Are people going to wear their hair blue this year, Mom, on Crazy Day?"
But all weekend I heard this:
"Mom, Monday is Pajama Day, I am just going to wake up and boom, wear my pajamas to school. You will say, 'Rojo, go get dressed!' and I will say, 'I don't have to get dressed, Mom, because it is PAJAMA DAY!'"
"Tuesday is Hippie Day, what am I going to wear for Hippie Day, Mom? Do I have to talk like a hippie all day? Do I have to have a hippie accent? Do I have to speak Hippie? What do hippies sound like? Can you teach me some Hippie?"
"Wednesday is Hawaiian Day and I am going to say, 'Aloha!' I am going to say aloha all day long. I am going to talk Hawaiian. I am not going to wear my swimsuit to school. I am not going to dress like Hawaii, I am going to say aloha all day on Wednesday."
"Thursday is Sports Day! Should I wear my Louisville Cardinals shirt? My Oregon State shirt? My Oregon shirt? My Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens one? How about Texas Tech Red Raiders? Maybe Boise State Broncos? Which one should I wear, Mom? Which one should I wear for Sports Day, Mom? Which shirt should I wear on Thursday when it is Sports Day, Mom?"
And then back to the blue hair conversation.
And around again.
Friday is not the only thing going crazy.
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