Today is "Career day" at the Elementary school. I asked if this meant that people of various professions would come in and give speeches regarding their jobs. Of course that isn't what it means. It means the children get to dress up as what they want to be when they grow up. Exciting! Particularly rude, however, was the note sent home that indicated: No Spiderman costumes. I really WANT to be Spiderman when I grow up.
Anyway. I asked the kids what they want to be when they grow up. The answer varies by the day of the week. Generally, Girl Child says she wants to be a writer. She stuck with that this time and wore her normal jeans and long sleeve t-shirt. She carried a notepad, a pen, and two books. Knowing Girl Child, she will tell everyone what she wants to be so there will be no question.
Boy Child thought seriously about his future career, and nixed Video Game design because I told him that they probably dressed like mommy for work: whatever you want to wear as long as long as nothing that identifies your gender is hanging out. He also nixed President of the United States because I told him we couldn't go rent a tuxedo.
Finally he decided he would be a "good policeman". He picked out a long sleeve button down shirt (in blue) from his closet, a pair of jeans, and informed me that he would make himself a badge and carry his pretend handcups. (Handcuffs...I just can't bring myself to correct him. I'm a good mother like that.)
He meticulously cut out a perfect star. The kid is an absolutely amazing artist and his attention to detail is almost shocking. It has to be absolutely perfect or it's not worth doing.
He colored the star yellow and wrote on it:
I told him to just erase the "a". People would figure it out.
This morning I pinned it on his shirt and he clipped the handcuffs to his belt loop. Once his outfit was complete he grinned at me and said, "How do I look?"
"You're hot," I said.
"Mom!" he exclaimed. "I'm not the fashion police!"
I will be a bad mother-in-law because I cannot imagine that on the face of this planet, there is a girl who is good enough for him.
I'm just kidding. Kind of.