Tuesday, November 25, 2008

"Me Day"

Well, I officially deserve the Bad Mother award because last week I completely forgot about Gooser's "Me Day" at kindergarten. I cut myself a tiny bit of slack because his teacher was out sick the day before--so I didn't get the reminder, but still...it was on my calendar and everything! I HATE it when I do stuff like that!

So the big day rolls around and the teacher calls and says something like "Maybe I didn't communicate this to you clearly enough..." And I was like "What? When? OMG!"

But it turned out okay. The teacher said we would move it to the next day, so Gooser came home and gathered up a bagful of his favorite things to show his classmates. Me Day is sort of a glorified show and tell--each kid gets to be in the spotlight for one day and show off their cool stuff and have their moms come in (or not, if you're me...).

Here's Gooser with his bag o' tricks ready to present:
Let's see what he brought...

A cheapo pumpkin and ghost that we got at the 7-11. I'm not sure how they made the cut!
Surprise!! (NOT!). His Spiderman costume:
Even bigger surprise (NOT)! His Batman costume:
His ancient Snoopy that he sleeps with every night. This was one of Andy's old toys that Gooser has adopted:
Believe it or not--this is a blanket! As you can see, it has been well-loved. This was crocheted by my mother in law and was, once upon a time, multicolored, rectangular-shaped and had tassels. It is very appropriately-named: "Ick." The kids all got a big kick out of it!
Here is Gooser posing with his life-sized portrait that he made. I was very impressed with the detail he put into the guitars on the shirt and the doo-dads on the Crocs!
I tried to redeem my guilty self by having the local bakery whip up a batch of Batman cookies for Gooser to share with his classmates.
They are jostled because, just as I was pulling up in front of school, a crazed dog ran in front of my car and I had to SLAM on the brakes as the cookies flew across the car!

But at least I made it to Me Day!
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32 comments:

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Wow Jennifer, what an awesome family blog, wonderful photos.

As I father of 11, I can relate to forgetting Gooser's Me Day, I'm guilty of similar.

I'm going to follow. I haven't made my urchins and their friends the focus of my blogs, but they feature. I have been thinking about dedicating one to the family exploits though...

AV
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http://tomusarcanum.blogspot.com/

Argentum Vulgaris said...

btw, meant to ask, what's a SAHM?

AV
http://netherregionoftheearthii.blogspot.com/
http://tomusarcanum.blogspot.com/

Dee from Downunder said...

Gooser lookes so happy showing his stuff, what a great idea - a me day_ - maybe I can suggest it at our kindy. The batman bics look good.

Heather said...

I'm pretty sure that those Batman cookies will make up for any and all forgetting temporarily when the big day was supposed to be - at least in Gooser's mind! :)

My kiddo's favorite part of her All About Me Day (her kindy did it back in Sept as a "get to know your classmates" kinda thing) was getting to use the pointer. She was the 14th out of 17 kids to get her turn, so she knew *exactly* what having her turn entailed. The pointer was taller than her and I was just amazed that she didn't manage to poke out an eye or crack someone's skull/nose in half with it! LOL

Ronda's Rants said...

Oh...I know you must have felt badly but...I also know you more than made up for it! Those cookies look good!

Anonymous said...

How cute is Gooser? SUPERCUTE!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Those cookies look yummy!
I bet he had fun!

Shannon said...

Love the Snoopy! And his life-size drawing... too cute!


Yeah, I keep racking up the "bad mommy" points. Last Friday Little Miss came home from school wearing a tee shirt with a turkey on it... they had made them at school using their hand print. So I asked her "did you make your shirt today?" She said no, they made them a few days ago but they had to wear them because it was a special day. What day? I asked... um, the day for kindergarten parents to come eat a special Thanksgiving meal with their kids. I gasped and my hands flew to my mouth... I had completely forgotten. Little Miss burst into tears. Oy vey. I promised her the next Friday Daddy has off, we will both come eat lunch with her!

sandi said...

Cute Pictures. Lots of fun stuff he brought and the cookies were awesome. All I have left to say, is THank God you didn't hit and kill the dog. That would have been a huge "me day" killer!

Jennifer said...

Aww, this blanket looks well loved, right along with snoopy. :)

What an awesome job he did on his self-portait!!

He's such a doll, Jen. I could just kiss him up!

Jen said...

you are a great mom! and oh my he has gorgeous hair!!

Allison said...

Gosh, my son's equivalent of that day is a week from Monday. Thanks for inadvertantly reminding me!

My husband had a Snoopy just like that one that he slept with (thank goodness he doesn't anymore, that would be wierd, LOL)!

noble pig said...

Yep it happens but the Batman cookies totally made up for it I'm sure! They are adorable.

Annikke said...

Love his bag o'tricks there for Me Day!

I hate when I forget stuff like that ... UGH! I'm sure my kids will be in therapy (for a whole other set of reasons! LOL) and will tell the counselor all the school events I forgot about! *sigh*

Jenni Jiggety said...

We have an "Ick" at my house, too! LOL!

Grown ups should have ME Day, don't you think? Maybe I am going to have a ME day on my blog!

Ashley said...

Ick! Haha! I'm glad he enjoyed his day. :)

SuZ said...

I want a ME day! :) And one of those cookies, they look YUMMY!

Jen Sue Wild said...

What great pix..
Ps I have forgotten my kids spechale days at school too. It just happens sometimes..

breelyn_faith said...

What a handsome little guy. And I love his hair. I too am impressed with his portrait. How old is he? Pretty good for a kiddo his age. Must have gotten it from his Mom. :-(

angie said...

I absolutely LOVE your blog design! :) I originally planned on having a circus themed layout, but couldn't find anything I liked. Looks like you figured it out beautifully.........and you have 5 kids too! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Jessica said...

Batman cookies!!! :D Gooser is cute--I love his portrait, aw.

Angie said...

Wow, what a great little artist Gooser is, hes artistically inclined like his momma! Snooy and Ick are just precious, lol. What a cutie :0)

Z's Mom said...

That looks like fun....what a cool thing for his school to do. Glad you got a makeup day...... :)

mrsmouthy said...

That's so crazy to see his Snoopy doll! I slept with Belle until college and she looked exactly the same naked.

Your son is adorable and his favorite things are adorable and thank you for being a normal mom like all of us and forgetting something majorly important in your child's life. I swear one year my son's birthday is going to slide right by and I'll be all, "Wut??"

Sera said...

Aw, he's such a cutie! I'm glad you were able to reschedule - we all do stuff like that - it's okay. :) The idea of a "me day" is so cool - I love it! The blanket is hilarious. Thanks for sharing the cute pics. And, now I want an iced cookie from the grocery store. Yum, yum.

Susie said...

I know you feel bad but, he seemed to bounce back relatively quickly from the trauma:-)

Temple said...

Ick is awesome! And where was the circus hat?!?! :)

Stacey Kannenberg said...

You more than made up for it!! Loved Ick and the Batman Cookies! WOO HOO! Happy Kindergarten!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Oh, that Mom Guilt sucks! I'm glad it was rescheduled though, and you made it the next day. What a cute idea!

Rhea said...

Those batman cookies are awesome. Don't feel bad about missing the first ME day, those things happen to all of us. IT sucks though.

Glad he had such a great day! He's a cutie!

CaraBee said...

Me Day is such a great idea! That drawing is really amazing! Another artist in the family??

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Just came back to read the comments, we do have Me Days here in the blogoshere, I got tagged a week or so ago (actually I got tagged twice in an hour). Check out the tags and posting on Tomus Arcanum, follow the link to get a blank Tag, read the rules and do it. It's a great way to build up new blogfriends and traffic.

btw, Jennifer, thatnks for the explanation of SAHM, never heard that before, so I have been a SAHD at times.

If you say it, it doesn't sound so good, I have never been "sad" when I have the kids to look after, there isn't time... LOL

AV
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http://tomusarcanum.blogspot.com/