Oh how I love Spirit Week!
I love it so much, if it were up to me, every school would have a Spirit Week just for parents.
There was no Spirit Week when I was in middle school or high school so I live through the SW of my OS. Yes, according them, I’m kind of like a stage mom when it comes to Spirit Week.
With Aaron’s medical struggles, there was less parental involvement in Ike’s SW this year. This resulted in my orange hair, freckle face OS wearing a pair of store-bought pajamas on Pajama Day. We had even picked out special material six months ago for me to make just for him. Alas, Ike decided he wanted to show off these pajamas. He won a gift certificate because of his footed sleepwear.
But now that my middle OS is feeling so much better, nearly all of my parental energy pours into Spirit Week 2011.
Monday morning, Aaron pranced into school wearing his designer-made sea turtle pajama pants. I wanted to create a sea turtle applique for the t-shirt but he sternly spurned my suggestion.
Tuesday was Animal Kingdom Day. Last year my middle OS was a pupa. We twirled yards of brown toile around Aaron to encase him.
It was truly hilarious to see the perplexed looks of students and teachers. They asked Aaron what he was and he confidently stated “a chrysalis in a cocoon.”
Then in the middle of Mrs. Davis’ Spanish Class, Aaron asked if he could go to the restroom.
Let the changes begin!
When Aaron returned he had metamorphosed into a beautiful, extremely large butterfly ~ He wore his grandpa’s really yellow golf pants and custom-made wings.
We thought this was an apt description of adolescence and doesn’t every teenager want to be reminded of puberty on Animal Kingdom Day? I thought so!
Well, we’re not sure but staying in the insect world, this year Aaron was a carpenter ant.
My middle OS donned a hard hat with antennae, an electric drill and drill bit along with a tool belt. He also “grew” an extra pair of legs which I sewed last night.
Aaron will be a senior in high school next year. I’m already thinking of ideas.
PS. I just learned that Aaron and the science teacher were the only invertebrates in the school today! Wow, I’m even prouder now!