Thursday, October 23, 2008

Camouflage Day...WooHoo?!?!

It seems that I *just* posted about not particularly enjoying arts & crafts at home. Especially, arts & crafts that involve paint...and my kitchen.


Well, yesterday was "camouflage day" at school. Don't ask....I know, last Friday was "Spirit Day" and now this week is "Red Ribbon Week" to educate the kids about the dangers of drugs. Each day of "Red Ribbon Week" comes complete with a theme which includes a suggestion for how the students should dress.

Monday dress in red
Tuesday dress in pj's
Wednesday dress in camouflage
Thursday dress in sweats
Friday wear Red, White and Blue.

Now I know that my friend (and blog reader) Michele worked hard on planning everything for this week, and you know I love ya Michele, but you are killing me here! ;)

Anyway, back to Wednesday's theme of "fighting drugs" by wearing camouflage....

I know that camouflage is "cool" and I *thought* that we were pretty cool, but we had NO camouflage for the boys to wear...I guess we are not as cool as I thought.

Too bad Liam, Aidan and Connor didn't let their cousins borrow their cool camouflage.
Jun 2008

Charlie and I (mostly me) decided to make it our mission this week to find something for the boys to wear for Wednesday. Now, some of you triplet moms may not believe me when I say this, but shopping with one - 2 year old, while I totally agree is much easier than shopping with three - 2 year olds, is still not exactly a picnic. Charlie is actually a pretty good shopper, if the store has a cart with a car, and I keep it moving, and if I let him "visit" and hug all of the stuffed friends that he sees, and if I know exactly what I am looking for. There is no browsing with a 2 year old....well, at least not with my 2 year old. Needless to say, I did not have any luck quickly securing 3 items of camouflage clothing for my 1st graders to "Fight Drugs"

So, what am I supposed to do? I guess that I could send them to school in regular clothes with a big sign that says "My mom has too many kids so, I had to come to school today with inappropriate clothes to fight the war on drugs". But, that wouldn't have looked good. So, Charlie andI made one last stop at Michael's Craft Store and bought some green shirts, brown paint, dark green paint and a sponge. When the boys got home, they went to work creating their new camouflage shirts.

Unfortunately, the selection of green shirts was pretty skimpy. I think the drugs might find these soldiers pretty easily in their neon green camouflage shirts. :) But, they all look pretty happy who needs drugs when you look this happy over new shirts!!


The Wright Trips said...

I love it, Kelly! You're such a good mama. I'm so not crafty. And your nephews, OMG...freakin adorable!! I can't believe how big they are.


Anonymous said...

Those shirts are cool! What a great idea! By the way, I like your "Kelly" green signature. :)


Cathy said...

Kelly.. Kelly... Kelly... you can be very creative!! I love how you get the boys involved and they are always excited to do all these fun stuff! :)

BTW... I have to say that I see you took my suggestion by making your fonts BIGGER and now it's a lot easier to read your blog without getting lost! Nice job! :)