Our School recently celebrated Red Ribbon Week. Their theme for this year was "Most Don't". They had a dress-alike assembly where each class was supposed to dress like the same thing. Ellis came home with a paper that said "Our class is dressing up as a Mexican.". I tried really hard to not make this raciest. When I googled "dress like a Mexican", all of the responses said something like, "I am a Mexican and I dress just like any one else. That's so raciest!"
I tried to do something more traditional and Ellis was thrilled. He did tell me that one of the kids in his class told him that he didn't look like a Mexican. I just silently agreed with her. :)
Gordon's class voted and they were to dress like either a pirate or a princess. Here is a picture of our reluctant pirate. I don't know what it was about the costume he didn't like, but he was very upset to have to dress up for school. Remember last year when Gordon didn't want to dress up like a cowboy either? Maybe he just doesn't like to be told what to dress up as. He is super excited about tomorrow and dressing up for Halloween.
I had to take these pictures without him knowing. He was really upset about dressing up. When I told him the didn't have to, he didn't like that either. Luckily he was happier when he got home. Several others were dressed up and he felt better about that.
Mia's class just wore pajamas and they went swimming instead of being in the assembly parade. She was a little bothered that I even combed her hair before school. She seriously wanted to just roll out of bed and go to school.