Today is Julia's 100th day of school. They sent a note home the other day asking for kindergarteners to wear 100 things on their clothing. It could be stickers, ribbons, etc. Julia had early release yesterday, which is good because it took all afternoon to go through her room to find things to put on her clothes. I let her pick it all out and she ended up with a pile of stickers, random pieces of paper and HUGE gift bows she has saved from presents. So this morning was crazy as I was trying to get all 100 things onto her body. Whose idea was this? What about the poor single working moms out there having to get several kids ready? This did not put me in a good mood!
So I drop Julia off -- she can barely move for all the stuff, and she's got two giant bows taped to each shoulder. I get back home, and the kindergartener across the street is getting into her car. She is one of Julia's friends so I was talking to her. She had 100 little buttons neatly sewn on the front of her sweatshirt. She looked really cute -- and my own child looks like a Hallmark store explosion. Plus she's got a $10 Sears coupon taped to her backside. I'm exhausted! And it's only 8:21 a.m.!