you know you remember that song. you know you are singing it in your head. go ahead. admit it.
conjunction junction what's your function...
so this evening i am in hellmart trying to get a few things. (oh all their danskin stuff is on sale) and the BFF calls. in the convo the whole 'you know Big'R's function is tonight' gets thrown out there. to say the least BFF is not on her game right now. not feeling well and such. so i offer to just drive the five midgets and us out there. yea know. being the bestest asstastic friend there is. (haha)
the whole way home thinking oh jeez. what? you know school functions are not always the best.
so we get back, stuff unloaded, seven of us crammed into the trusty KIA Rondo and head out to the school. the ride was full of the usual 'i am hot' 'i am fweezing' 'i don wanna sit by huuur' dialog. we get there and get Big'R dropped of and go in and sit in the cafeteria. we get the usual run down from the teacher that you can tell is just a bit frazzled. either from coordinating the function or just because she has to deal with 5th graders all day. and we are turned loose to enjoy. at this point all you can think is help me Big G i have four kids to walk around with and there are elevendybazillion people here. please let me keep it together and not have to kill anyone. i am pretty sure if i do my kid will so NOT be the cool one. and half a minute into it a realization comes over me...totally unexpected...this is kinda neat. holdthephonepeople!! this is a school function. they are not supposed to be fun, or neat, or cool. but it really was.
the whole deal was about famous americans. so each student (costume and all) was dressed up as someone viewed as influential in america. everyone from Dona Marina to Mia Hamm was there. it was neat. the kids had a memorized spheel to say when you dropped a quarter (dollar, or whatever money you preferred) into their container. the outfits were amazing, the props were awesome, and the kids were fabulous! i have to say i totally enjoyed the experience. and it brightened my heart a bit to think that kids were still having to learn the same boring things we had to. overall it was a great little ditty.
i will include that halfway through i may or may not have lost my five year old. justsaying. oh hush it! it was a safe environment with tons of people that i know/knew. i did get a tiny bit of a start in my heart though. i do kinda like her ya know.
yeah. me too.
shock and awe people. shock and awe.
Big'R did a great job. and i am proud of her. she seemed to actually enjoy it not just grit her teeth and get through it. all of the kids did actually. a few were scared. and would get lost in their spheel's. but hey that would be a bit disarming to me too. so kuddos to the kiddos!! and good job Big'R...your YaYa is uber proud.