Suki’s open house was tonight. As much as I love seeing her classroom and all of the things she and her classmates have made I hate going.
I hate being drug from room to room and trying to make sure I don;t miss the one vitally important piece of art that they made. Which I inevitably miss. Every-single-time.
Tonight was a little bit better. We started off in the cafeteria where the Principal talked about the Spring Fling (carnival night) that is next month and that they still need volunteers. Then she sent us off to the classrooms to fight the masses to see what our kids have done over the last few months.
I don’t know how many parents were there tonight but it was not nearly as many as we had to deal with last year. I was able to take photos and not worry about being in someones way.
It was actually nice. We were done 30 minutes before the Open House ended. It also happened to be exactly 30 minutes after the Open House started.
It was a miracle I tell ya.
I couldn’t have lasted much longer than that.
So here are a few things Suki has been doing in class.
The celery in the red dye is wilting but the blue one is doing well. Suki doesn’t know why.
I love her coloring.
But the absolute best part was this:
The Help of the Mermaid
One early morning Chris took her dogs George and George to the forest on a walk. The smell of fresh air and cool mist made them happy. As they walked to the river, they could hear water bubbling. Slowly, they began to hear music and singing. Then they saw a man with a knife. THey chased the man and tried to catch him so they can get the knife from him and save the mermaid. They’re chasing him and a lion comes out of nowhere and yells, “Stop!” This made everyone freeze. The ,ion talked to the man and said, “Drop the knife!” And he ran away like a scaredy cat.
Once the lion saw Christopher, George and the Mermaid were safe, he purred like a kitten and turned into a monkey. He then jumped on the trees and vanished.
Christopher, George and the mermaid didn’t know what to think but happiness.
Sadly, I left it at the school because I didn’t know it was supposed to go home with us.
MAJOR MOM FAIL.