Tuesday, November 01, 2016
I never liked Halloween -- ever. I remember the one thing my ex-husband actually used to do for me was take our girls out and I stayed home and doled out the candy.
At school they always made a big thing of it -- but teachers didn't HAVE to dress up... though we were supposed to wear something orange and/or black. I remember one year I found a button that said "This IS my halloween costume" and I wore that for many years.
Then I changed schools. When Halloween rolled around my new principal informed me that costumes were mandatory for staff. Seriously??!! I was less than happy.
To say I stewed over it would be an understatement. I even pointed out to her that she couldn't 'legally' force me to dress up. She smiled and said she knew that -- but she also knew I WOULD!
So I did. I decided to dress up as The Cat in the Hat. I already had the hat - I only needed a red bow tie and some white gloves. Thank god for dollar stores. BUT I explained to my kiddies I wanted to play a joke on the principal. We cut out different coloured paper circles all different sizes. We must have worked on it for a couple of weeks before Halloween and bless their lil hearts they didn't let it slip.
Early -- very early -- the morning of Halloween I got some of the older kids to help me and we covered my principal's office in "paint splatters" -- they were stuck to her computer -- her windows -- her file cabinets .. well you get the picture. Apparently she was less than pleased -- but when she saw me doing the Cat in the Hat dance down the hallway with my kiddies in costume following along behind me she had a good laugh.
I am telling you all this because yesterday on Facebook the "You have memories" coughed up this picture of that year..........and it brought the memories back........