This morning, I spent the entire hour between waking up and leaving the house on myself (other than packing lunches) because Jax slept in (amazing!). Just as the clock turned to 7:45–the time I have to leave the house in order to make it to work on time–I realized today is the Thanksgiving feast at pre-K. This meant that I needed to send Jax to school dressed like either a Pilgrim or an Indian, per his teacher’s instructions. Rifling through his dresser, I couldn’t find anything that fit the description (in my head), so I had the bright idea to craft him a Pilgrim’s hat out of construction paper & whatever other supplies I could gather in under 5 minutes.
I struggled for a second between which of my two hats I needed to put on more: on-time professional Editor with a workload that needs all my attention versus crafty mom who doesn’t want her kid to be the only kid at school not dressed like a Pilgrim…
Mom wins. Always.
Here’s what I created when I should have been commuting:
But when he woke up, I couldn’t get him to put it on! Can you guess why? Guess what he told me!
His teacher already made each child a Pilgrim hat or Indian headdress! Apparently, SHE had even measured their heads!
So…what do I do with my super cute Pilgrim hat? I’m thinking I make one for each of us and show up to Thanksgiving dinner at my parents’ house wearing them. :)
Do you think I made the right choice in going into work late so I could craft this hat, despite the outcome?
I did manage to sneak in a photo of Jax trying it on…