It's Spirit Week at Carter's school and I've never seen him happier to wake up, get dressed and be there now before it's too late.
"What's wacky Wednesday?" I ask, since the whole week sounds wacky to me.
"You just have to be waa-aaacky?" he answers, ever so helpfully, blue eyes shining with maniacal glee.
I shrug my shoulders and go back to making what Madeleine describes as "the ultimate lunch"--turkey, cheese on whole wheat bread, chips, juice box and pudding--my penance for an entire school year of jelly sandwiches thrown into a old grocery bag.
Fifteen minutes later Carter comes down dressed in an old ratty t-shirt, a shiny red polka dot tie, two different shoes and a pair of underwear on his head.
Yes, underwear on his head and a chopstick which he announces will help him eat his sandwich. Bwahahahaha. What could be more mischievious, more wacky, more wonderful than that?
Go ahead, treat yourself to something wacky today. Surprise your kids with an unexpected moment of silliness and find out how happy they can be when no one has to button it up, tuck it in or do it right.