Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Sing, Baby Girl, Sing!
I am very behind on recording important kid events. You know how the end of the school year is typically jam packed with recitals and concerts, etc.? This year is no exception. Haven started it off two weeks ago when she participated in her pre-school program. The theme was "Alphabet Soup." This is actually a theme they have been following throughout the school year and it turned out to be very cute.
Now, I am not inexperienced in the "school program" department (Haven, being my third child and also having taught pre-school myself for two years), so I knew I needed to know if Haven would be wearing any sort of hat during her performance in order to determine how to do her hair. This might seem a little silly to those of you who haven't had your adorable child's adorable hair squashed or otherwise destroyed by some cute performance hat. Haven told me that all the kids would wear chef's hats (Alphabet Soup--get it?). I decided to put her hair in low pig-tails in order to keep her hair out of her face and out of the way of the chef's hat (and also because Haven said, "I want two pig-tails!). Everyone happy? Not so fast! Of course the pre-school isn't going to have REAL chef's hats for all thirty children! (I should know this having taught at this very same pre-school.) They made chef's hats out of paper, including a paper band that goes around their head and which lands in the precise spot you might also find a set of pig-tails on the cutest 3-year old on the planet. Poor Haven! I think she had a good time at the program and heaven knows she was still the cutest thing ever. But how can a kid not become preoccupied with a chef's hat that has stationed itself over her eyes? Several times I motioned for her to just take it off and put it on the floor, but I'm pretty sure she couldn't see me.