Thursday, June 09, 2016

Celebratory Sundaes

To celebrate the end of the school year—and more specifically the end of EOGs (end of grade testing)—the whole of third grade decided to have "Sundaes on a Tuesday." Since I'm the grade parent, I dutifully put the date on my calendar so I could start planning for the day, but then I got a note saying that it was being moved to Wednesday, so I logged into my calendar and slid the event over to the next day without changing the name of the event.

At family night on Monday Andrew was going over the calendar and he said, "Okay, Rachel has Sundaes on a Tuesday...but on Wednesday?"

"That's right," I said and explained how I had moved the event over a day without changing the name.

The story gets better, though, because yesterday when I showed up to the school to help dish out ice cream Rachel's teacher hid her face behind her hands and said sheepishly, "You're going to laugh at me! I forgot that I said I'd supply the ice cream! When Rachel brought me a package of spoons I thought, 'Gee, that's nice, but what about the ice cream?' And then I thought, 'Wait...what if I said I'd bring the ice cream?' So I checked the emails I sent you and I did say I'd bring ice cream. So we'll just do sundaes tomorrow."

Benjamin, Zoë and I spent yesterday afternoon in Miriam's classroom instead, and we headed back to Rachel's classroom this morning to have Sundaes on a Tuesday on a Wednesday on a Thursday!

The kids thought it was well worth the wait! Chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, strawberry sauce, whipped cream, cherries, bananas, M&Ms, marshmallows, sour patch kids, and sprinkles?! Talk about a sugar high!

After ice cream Rachel's class went out for recess, to help burn off all the sugar they'd just consumed, and Benjamin, Zoë, and I stopped at a park on the way home to do the same (although Zoë only had the leftover bananas and I abstained completely (so we didn't have as much sugar to burn off).

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