It’s Celebrity Day at school and, when so many kids look to pop stars for inspiration, my oldest daughter decided to wrap herself up in a white faux fur poncho and call herself a yeti, technically the Disco Yeti from Disney’s Expedition Everest roller coaster attraction.
It reminds me of the time I wore my grandma’s clip-on earrings to school in fifth grade. It wasn’t premeditated. I just saw them there laying on the back of the sink and clipped them on my ears. They were green and blue costume jewelry in the design of a flower. I sneaked out the door before my mom could see.
I don’t remember anyone’s reaction except for my
“Flamer,” he bellowed. “What the heck are you doing?”
He wasn’t angry. He wasn’t mightily clever like he usually was when destroying a student for entertainment. He seemed genuinely confused and
“Off. Now.” he said, with his palm turned up.
I’m not sure why clip-on earrings would prevent me from being able to learn Geography.
He gave them back to me after class and I wore them for the rest of the day. At least I imagine I did. I didn’t wear them to school again but not because of Mr. Lausten, because they gave me a headache (much like the large gold Queen Nefertiti hoop earrings I would wear 5 years later in high school).
So the yeti outfit doesn’t bother me. Looks like my daughter has a little bit of the
I wonder what the faces will say to her. I wonder what she’ll discover in her toolkit.