Last week my kids had…wait for it…Mustache Day at school as an all school reward for something or other. Let me start by saying, I love my kids’ school. I like the principal, the teachers and the sense of community. I also love that an all school reward didn’t involve junk food…or any food at all for that matter. These are all great things, in my mind.
Mustache Day gave me a pause, however. After running out and buying a set of mustaches (we only had two day’s warning…not even enough for Amazon prime) I started thinking. It would seem to me having hundreds of elementary school kids wearing mustaches all day would be rather distracting to the learning environment…What really gave me pause, though, was the fact that I don’t remember doing anything like that when I was in school. We didn’t have: Crazy Hair Day, Crazy Sock Day or Pajama Day.
When I was in school we had:
Do Your Homework Day. This was everyday, and you were expected to have your homework done. Even if you stayed up late watching Knots Landing or had sports practice.
Popcorn Day. In one of the elementary schools I went to, Fridays were popcorn day. For twenty-five cents you could buy a bag of movie theater style popcorn to help support the PTA.
Detention Day. Okay, only some of us “got to” celebrate this day. I once got detention in high school for eating an apple on a “carpeted area” which was against the school rules. Fair enough, I am not one to argue if I am being punished fairly. My punishment? To eat my lunch in the school office…in a “carpeted area”. True story.
Pizza Day. Only this wasn’t a reward. It was the day the cafeteria served rectangular slabs of soggy, greasy pizza that all the kids seemed to go crazy about. I didn’t because we always packed lunches from home.
In high school the cheerleaders would wear their cheer uniforms (ridiculously teeny tiny miniskirts)…even in the cold winters of Alaska. Seriously? I know this is going to shock you, but I was not actually a cheerleader in high school.
But themed days where we all dressed crazy and then tried to focus on our teachers and do school work? Nope. And I went to a lot of schools.
Did you do these themed days when you were in school? What is the craziest themed day your kids have had?