It’s “Spirit Week” at school. AND ALSO, it’s Costume Week at dance! The following outfits have been called for:
- decades day
- Disney day
- “twin” day (which caused a bit of a frenzy as kids paired off and didn’t want to be left out – maybe not ideal)
- sports jersey day
- career day
- disco day (dance)
- camo day (dance)
- topical day (dance)
- bonus: themed 3:3 soccer tournament outfit requiring specific themed T shirt and long socks featuring spooky sharks
(Pajama day, the only theme that perhaps requires less effort than just getting dressed, is conspicuously absent.)
Note that most of these mean 3 kids getting dressed with each theme; the dance themes involve 1-2 kids. Note that the above DOES NOT EVEN INCLUDE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES (which yes, we did buy).
I did facilitate buying outfits for twin day (because peer pressure) but otherwise told the kids that a) we were not buying anything for these theme days and b) they are on their own to implement them as they see fit. Because I am supposed to come up with and manage 19 themed outfits on my call week?
(I did sort of help A to help G.)
Life Outlook Report
I am doing better! And I am so, so, SOOOO grateful to be doing better. My tune may change in 7 days but . . . I’ve never been happier to be on call and just living my mundane (though rather hectic, this week) life. My leg is still very bruised but the swelling has decreased so much – I no longer feel like there are hard/inflamed areas on my quad and above my knee! As one reader wisely put it, I am feeling more confident that last week’s accident will become a memory rather than a before/after milestone. It is a reminder (to me) not to take ANYTHING for granted.
It is probably good timing to be starting this book, though I feel very lucky to have many elements of the Life I Want already:
Anyway. Just happy to . . . be here, I guess.