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 back.

And around again.

Friday is not the only thing going crazy.

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Suzy said...

What's Saturday and Sunday?

Michelle O'Neil said...

I didn't know you were fluent in Hippie? Please, teach us all some.


pixiemama said...

I think Saturday and Sunday are Carrie's days to come hang out with me in LA.


Wanda said...

Do I have a hippie accent?

Robin said...

They forgot "Allelujah" Day! Maybe Rojo could add it.

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

It sounds like Pajama Day and Sports Day will be the runaway favorites!

Deb Shucka said...

Maybe you should be practicing spirit days at home! :)

David Shenson's Blog said...

This post totally cracked me up. As a father of another Spirit Week attendee, I am so looking forward to the end of Spirit Week. Love Rojo's matter-of-factness (not sure it is even a word, but hey may be it could be used on "improper word use day")

She said...

He is so dang cute. I know it's crazy making for you sometimes, but really, he's darling!

My seniors? Not so much!
Omg, when is school going to end? The prom talk is driving me batty. The fact that they think because their seniors, they're done is driving me batty!
(Actually, I love them, but geez louise, I had to set the timer and give them 10 minutes to go on and on about the prom just so I could regain control of the class!)