Thursday, June 18, 2015

notes from school

Yeesh. It has been one heck of a few weeks over here. Not bad, just...busy. Work is insane right now, and I have approximately zero ounces of emotional energy left by the time I put Millie to bed (or some days, by 10:00 a.m.) consider that my excuse for a general lack of participation in the blogosphere. And world. Also, the word "blogosphere" is stupid.

Also, I've been spending my precious few 'free' minutes each day working my way through Gossip Girl. So...yeah. Judge away if you must. You gotta do what you gotta do.

Today Millie came home from school with a note in her bag, as she does a few times a week. I always get this ridiculous thrill when there's a "school note" in her bag because it makes me feel like a really really REALLY Real Mom. Like...just reading this note from the teacher, yo. LIKE MOMS DO. It's awesome. School will be closed on July 3rd! Please send your updated vaccination records! Don't forget to send canned goods next week! I have no idea why notes about these things makes me feel so happy, but they do.

Anyway, today's note was particularly thrilling. Tomorrow is CRAZY HAIR DAY.

Say whaaaaaa?? Like, it's spirit week in the baby room?! WOOOO!

Unfortunately, Millie doesn't have a whole lot of hair to speak of. I was checking out her classmates' hair today, and I'm sorry to report that most of them don't, either. I feel like the baby room is going to be less spirited than they would like, but what can you do? I was almost sad about the lack of craziness in Millie's hair tomorrow, but then I remembered the pictures her teacher texted me earlier this week.

Apparently Millie isn't going to lack Crazy Hair. Apparently Millie INSPIRED the Crazy Hair Day.

Yes, this would be my Millsie during lunch on Tuesday. Not really lacking in spirit, this one. Or crazy hair.

In case you were wondering how one would obtain this amazing Einstein-inspired look, I can tell you. First you eat ravioli with your hands. When you get tired of eating, you should rub the sauce all over your hands like lotion. After you're thoroughly ravioli-lotioned up, rub your hands enthusiastically through your hair. Repeat until you achieve the desired look.


If you do it right, you will not only have amazing Crazy Hair, you will also be the happiest person ever on earth. It's a win-win.

So anyway. I guess we probably will be participating in Crazy Hair Day tomorrow. I'll just not wash her hands after breakfast, and the rest should take care of itself.

I hope you have a wonderful Friday and weekend! If you need me, I'll probably be scrubbing ravioli out of Happy Baby's hair while she applauds enthusiastically. It's really not such a bad gig, this mom thing. :)


  1. I feel the same way about the notes home from school! Although sadly we don't get them nearly as often as we used to in the baby rooms :o/ Anyway, hope she rocks crazy hair day and that you share photographic evidence!

  2. I still think you should add some hot pink dye to the craziness of the ravioli-inspired hair.

    Also, this reminds me of when I babysat my friend's son and fed him spaghetti and sauce for lunch and he used his hair as a napkin. He was two and a half and it was awesome. And no, I didn't bathe him before she came back because I am just that amazing.

    And I live for the school notes. Except for the ones where Sam gets in trouble. Those are not so fun, but thankfully there's only ever been one of those. Whew.

  3. Ditto on notes coming home from school! I also always feel like a super legit mom when I drop Davis off and pick him up from school... this phenomenon is probably not as likely to occur when your kiddo goes to daycare every day, but same idea!

  4. Oh my goodness, I saw her picture as soon as my blog list came up and she looks just like you! Seriously!
    Crazy hair day- fun times!!

  5. Oh my goodness, I love Millie so much! And I feel like one of the reasons God chose you to be her mom is because her awesomeness needs to be well-narrated. You do it so well!

  6. This is fabulous!!! Please post crazy hair day pictures...please!!!

  7. Aw she looks so happy to have crazy hair!!

  8. Love this! One of the teachers at my school, his wife watches Grace and one other girl during the day so we don't get spirit days :( maybe I should suggest she have themed days

  9. Can you imagine if Clara's class had a crazy hair day???? She would win by a million miles!!! This idea is so awesome... I might just suggest it. Ha! Millie is adorable, per usual!!

  10. That's adorable!! And does Milkie still have hands. There is no evidence of hands in said 'crazy hair' picture.

  11. Oh. My. I cannot tell you how incredibly hard warming this picture it. Gosh whats up with babies and no hair? My Beckom has a thick like mullet in the back and still bald on top. Noah looks like he has had a buzz cute for about 4 months-no growth. I've always dreamed of doing cool stylish hip boy cutes but they ARE NOT working with me. I will try the ravioli approach for volume ;)

  12. Take you r time with Gossip Girl, you are going to be SO SAD when it's over. I watched it a few years ago after reading all of the books, and now watching it again. Yes I'm a 33 yr old mom to 2 that LOVES Young Adult junkkk.


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