Today Big Kid came home with a thank you note for the necklace. I asked if she had worn it that day and he said, "Yeah, and you know what?"
"She was wearin' a pink shirt wif a silver heart on it and a really cute skirt, and I fink she wore dat outfit on purpose to match da necklace, but she said she didn't. But I kinda fink she was lyin' because I gave her a cute pink and silver necklace and she wore a cute pink and silver outfit, you know?"
"Yeah. Who knows? Maybe you just picked out a really great necklace that goes with a lot of her outfits."
I think she probably did pick out the perfect outfit on purpose though.
Speaking of school, it's fundraiser time for the PTA and guess what? They decided that since everyone hates buying $8 wrapping paper and $13 cookie dough, and then trying to market this crap to our friends, coworkers and neighbors, that we should all just donate $20 or more per student, if possible.
Hell to the motherfucking yeah that's possible. How awesome does this PTA sound? It makes me want to give more than I would have ended up purchasing, just because I am so grateful that they acknowledge that fundraising is a pain in the ass for all and sucks to do. Yes, I will chip in for the family picnic and the Thanksgiving banquet and field trips or whatever. No, I don't want to have my kid use guilt to solicit our loved ones for the money.
Big Kid told me today that you can't have the word "community" without "unity" and learned in music class that the vibrations from the strings of a violin travel throughout the instrument to create the sound. So they do seem to be learning cool stuff, it's just not as traditional or boot-camp style as as far as pace goes. I'm thinking since the teachers and class stay together for 2 years at a time, maybe they don't feel as rushed in how they teach? I also appreciate the good citizen, community-oriented, be friends and love one another lessons. The world could use more than that.
(says she who is still engaged in a passive-aggressive battle with the poop-bomb throwing neighbors...)