Being childless means I miss out on all those fun school functions, where the kids act so cute.
Long ago I reminded a girlfriend that I didn't work and could go see all the daytime events and pagents her kids sang and danced at.. She often invites me to attend these fun "paper hat parades" this year she forgot and when her daughter asked "is Miss Rachel coming?" she did a fast text and I ,of course, came running.
A Northwest American Indian Potlatch sponsored by the 4th class of FOE.
Complete with drumming circle, songs, unintelligible memorized monologues, and a marvelous sub group of kids with crepe paper streamer wings who did a very fancy "eagle dance" which included 3 kids in paper mountain hats ( hats painted like mountain peaks) who sat on the floor so that we got the idea that the eagles were flying. very effective.
Afterwards the adults were invited up to the class room for pumpkin cake,
Each child also also showed off their paper hat, paper bead necklace, hand colored Totem and inside that Totem....
each child wrote a myth .... (how the chipmonk got stripes)
We saw all that each class had collected for the food drive
......and a tour of the diaramas .
Another winner with paper sack mountain, electric flickering light, split log shelter and the weebles all had real hair.
I like the canoe that appears to be made of the skin of the white man.
I love the toilet paper roll Totem Pole and the exquisite popcicle Long House, but the waterfall was amazing!
I love other peoples kids... most of the time.. and I am super thankful that my friends share the fun and laughter of their children with me.
Schools out for the holiday
Hope you get your fill of food and family..