Thankfully we are “allowed” to celebrate Halloween at the preschool where I teach, and we love to celebrate Halloween at my house too.
So this is my agenda for tomorrrow:
1. For the first time in all of my 39 years, I am dressing up as a princess. I found a 60′s bridesmaid dress in swiss dot fabric and a beautiful buttercup yellow at a resale shop for $5. I have a tiara, gloves and shoes. Forget princess, I’ll be a queen. **evil laugh** I’ll post pictures in a few days.
2. My students have the option of wearing costumes to school. This is the part I love. They are so excited about their costumes!
3. We are having a costume parade and singing a couple of songs for the parents. This is the part the parents love.
4. We are taking a walking field trip across the street to the nursing home to wish the residents there a “Happy Halloween.”
5. We will return to school, sing Halloween songs, have popcorn, watch a short movie(Curious George and the Costume Shop), and I will read a couple of Halloween stories. We might even have time for games.
6. We will repeat this with the afternoon class. At 3:15 we will be exhausted and have to do our Friday take down (we rent space in a church.) I hope to be on the way home by 4:30.
7. I will feed my children supper and take them trick or treating with friends. I will wear my costume, much to my children’s dismay. **hee-hee** My daughter is going as a hippie, my son will be a crazy tourist. My husband will hand out candy.
8. We will celebrate Mr. V’s 40th Birthday in a very low key way. That’s right. My husband turns 40 tomorrow. On a Friday. On Halloween. And he does NOT want a party. It screams party to me, but it is not my birthday, is it? So a quiet birthday it will be. **sigh**
9. We will get the children home and in bed.
10. We will sleep soundly, or at least I know I will.