International Day

Matthew’s school celebrated International Day last week. We sent in a picture of a boy dressed up in “a traditional costume representing your families heritage.”

I came up with a number of smart aleck ideas. Lederhosen, a kilt with proper Scottish tartan, whatever the Irish consider “traditional.” (Which would be, what? Pants and a shirt? You KNOW it’s not shamrocks). Steven suggested a Mao suit.

After we got that out of our system, I looked up what the Chinese consider a “traditional boy’s outfit.” It’s a silk shirt and pants with a fancy silk vest. I found some scrapbook paper, cut out the pieces (which took forever), and glued it all together. Matthew drew in the hair and face.

When he put the finished project in his back pack, he turned to me and said, “but Mommy, we’re not Chinese.”

(Insert eye-roll here)

The actual evening was a lot of fun. We wandered around the gym visiting the various countries, picking up paper flags, tasting treats, looking at maps. It was good, though a little warm. The AC isn’t working at school and we are having the warmest Spring ever. Really. It’s a little freaky.

Anyway, Matthew really wanted to show David his classroom, so we headed down to the A Pod and found his room.

David was very impressed. Matthew was a good tour guide, too. He showed David all the key areas – the coat closet, the Top Frog Chair, the calendar, the bathroom.

I tried to get the boys to stick around for the bagpipe player, but they decided it was “too loud.”  So, maybe not a kilt next year. I still like the idea of Lederhosen…

 

 

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March 20, 2012. David, Matthew, Mommy.

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