But no Amelia Earhart

Time for the annual costume report from the school Halloween party. Since I never have an trick-or-treaters at the condo, I feel safe in reporting the tally this early. The best costume I saw all day was a little kid waiting with his mom at the grocery deli counter. Dang! He was Payne Stewart! That would have tickled my parents. I got so excited I bought some braunschweiger.


Back in the preschool classroom:

  • Race car driver
  • Black cat
  • Sock hop poodle skirt
  • Cheerleader
  • Supermans/Supermen and other superheroes
  • Ninja
  • Mermaid
  • Buckingham Palace guard
  • Bumblebee, ladybug, and butterflies
  • A "preeshus" peacock
  • Thomas the Tank Engine
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Penelope, no not Odysseus' wife. Some character from a kid movie with striped pants.
The elementary students have to dress as "real people not necessarily alive" and be prepared to explain their person. There was a major paradigm shift this year. There are always ballerinas, pop stars, professional athletes, and kids who dress as their parents. We met Yuri Gagarin, poet Shel Silverstein, an OB/GYN, and "Soul Surfer" Bethany Hamilton*, but no Amelia Earhart. The Dalai Lama stopped by.

* Not related to surfer Laird Hamilton, just FYI.

© 2013 Nancy L. Ruder

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