My kids are in private school, because I’m overwhelmed at home. So when they do things like “dress as your favorite book character day.” I have mixed feelings. My first thought is, “Aaaah–we are in school so I don’t have to be creative.” And my second thought is, “I’m so glad they do fun stuff at school because I didn’t when we home schooled.”
So I told them, they could be any character they wanted if they could think of it themselves and come up with the costume pieces themselves. I would help them think through ideas and assemble it if they can do most of it–and it doesn’t require 12 hours of sewing machine time.
So Caleb dressed himself as “Boone” the cowboy from the classic, Indian in the Cupboard. He is actually reading this book right now–so I applaud him!
Heather found all the parts in her dress up box to be Angelina Ballerina.
And Dub proudly wore his store bought batman costume. I had mixed feelings about letting him be a movie character, but Caleb pointed out that the comics came first. Well argued, Caleb. And then he reminded me that Angelina Ballerina has a television series of her own now. True, true.
Now we can work on our science fair project. I’m making Caleb do most of his own work here too. He is so smart that I’m having to slow him down a little so that his project is actually doable. His first idea was to test the effects of water pressure on submarines—whoa boy. Brilliant idea, but your mother just fainted. He has agreed to build two versions of a solar oven and test the heating capacities of the two models and then ultimately attempt to bake pizzas. We’ll keep you posted .