I spent the most delightful hour in kindergarten at Jack's Halloween party on Thursday. I was the only mom there, but a little girl's grandma came straight from work and was in a cowgirl costume, only it was a slightly awkward costume because it wasn't very exaggerated, and she had to keep telling the kids that no, that wasn't her normal outfit.
Jack was so excited to show me everything, and he insisted that I stand by his chair while he made his mummy. (Plans for a walk to collect fall leaves on the school prairie were rained out, so the kids made mummies and played bingo. Their teacher gave them a card with fall pictures and candy corns to use as markers. Then she used the document camera and the ginormous TV to flash pictures of the fall scenes and told the kids that they could only get bingo by filling their entire card. Wouldn't you know it, they all got bingo at the same moment, and NONE OF THEM SAW IT COMING. I love kindergarteners.)
She had a ton of fun, too.
It's a beautiful life, especially with 2 more kindergarten Halloweens on the horizon.