Mary Emma's school Christmas party was Friday. The entire 2nd Grade has a tradition of transforming the hall into Whoville - in true Grinch fashion. It's like a right of passage for 2nd Graders. Every kid in the school has been through the wonderful world of Whoville, except for the current 5th graders. The year they were in 2nd grade, the teachers decided to scrap Whoville and hold a "Christmas Around the World" themed party. It was a dud and they went back to Grinch the following year. However, the 5th graders feel a little jipped that they didn't experience Whoville in all of its glory.
Anyhoo, the 2nd graders were to dress up in Whoville clothes for the party. Citizens of Whoville characteristically dress very colorfully, with mismatched patterns and prints. It's like "crazy day" during Homecoming Week on steroids.
Mary Emma, in her never ending quest NOT to be outdone, decided to be Cindy Lou Who for the party. Here's when we came up with.
The hair was by far her favorite part of the costume. I told one mom that all possible caution needs to be taken before telling Mary Emma that she gets to dress up as something because the kid will take it to ANOTHER LEVEL. The kid loves the attention and loves to entertain people.
So I guess she's conquered this milestone. She's been to Whoville and back. She achieved Cindy Lou Who hair.
Now we focus on the 2nd Grade Play. An actual play for an actual drama queen. The practicing will begin after the new year and will continue to the performance at the end of the year.
She will get her time on stage. She will shine like the star that she thinks she is. She will practice and talk about it and make up new ways of performing the play that (in her mind)
give her the lead role and every speaking part and a microphone and makeup and a fantastic costume and roses and people asking her for her autograph equally and fairly distribute the parts amongst all of the 2nd Graders. And this will go on for the next 5 months.
Have mercy on us all.