Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Tweedle-Dee & Tweedle Dum
Jackson and Mason. The two children who are closest in age. People think they are twins. Jackson is smallish (for his age). Mason is normalish. They (to me) are obviously not twins. But sometimes they like to dress that way.
This past Friday in school was Favorite Holiday Shirt Day. I guess this is the school's way of celebrating December holidays, without celebrating December holidays. (Every year they have a Fall Harvest Week during the week of Halloween and the kids can dress up as cowboys one day. Some teachers even have a Dress-As-Your-Favorite-Storybook Character Day during the week of Halloween, since it can no longer be celebrated.)
So, when my boys came home Thursday after school and asked me to make them a shirt, I obliged. They each grabbed a shirt out of their drawers and came down. We discussed design ideas and they were pretty elaborate. One wanted a teddy bear, to which I replied, "I can't do a teddy bear (with such short notice), PLUS there is no 'teddy bear' holiday." They both got Christmas trees. Jack's has a present by the tree with a real three-dimensional ribbon sewn on it. Jack's also has some Christmas lights on his. He decorated that shirt a few years ago at an after-school club. He made thumbprints and they connected them with a line drawn in black. They were happy with their shirts.
(And please excuse the dirty shirts. I didn't take their photo until after they had worn them to school.)
Update: Woo-hoo! Joe just now found my cell phone. In his car. Under the seat. He was out of town all of last week and I'm not even sure when I was in his car last.