Friday Fives: Dress Up Days at School

Happy Friday!

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Well, here we are in May. #MyChild has 13 ½ days left of school.

WHY?

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I wavier across all of the emotions: HOW is my baby finishing kindergarten?!? Why isn’t school over with already? WHY do we still have to do things?

I get senior-itis every year, in school or not. I’m just done by now.

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And this year (though it does seem like a common occurence anymore), May is messy. Between MyHusband’s travel schedule, my own work deadlines, and ALL THE EXTRAS FOR SCHOOL (WHAT?!?!), I have redundant calendars upon redundant calendars to keep track of everything.

The Kindergarten teaching team (#blessthem) are having fun extras the whole month of May.

I love them, but WHY?

Aren’t we done with the super-fun-extra-special-days?

I am subtly reminded of Jen Hatmaker’s Worst End of School Year Mom Ever and Melissa Ratdke’s Red Ribbon Week

I WANT to be a fun and awesome mom, but c’mon.

It’s May. I work full time. I’m just trying to keep us all alive.

Okay, this is not just a whining/bitch fest. I have something for you.

In March (right next to Spring Break #killme), MyChild’s school had a “fun dress week.” We participated. SHE loved it. That’s all that matters, right?

So, if you are subject to participating in fun extras this month, here are a few ideas if you need them.

Fun Dress Day Ideas

1. Super Hero Day

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ALL. Store. Bought.

She still wears the cape around the house on occasion.

Zero. Shame.

2. Favorite Character Day

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Rainbow Dash (Equestria Girls version)

Repeat of her birthday/Halloween costume.

I’m not a mean mom, her birthday is four days after Halloween – it’s always been the same theme. #genius

cutie mark shirt | wings |ears | tail is homemade

3. Athletic Day

Thank God we joined a gym last fall.

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Joking. All of this is stuff she already owned. I got the shirts and shorts on consignment last fall and the zip-up hoodie is from Primary (one of my FAVE places).

4. Beginning Letter of Your Name Day (catchy title, huh?)

MyChild was goldfish.

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For some real reference, she’s wearing one of those $3 t-shirts from Hobby Lobby in a Child’s Medium/size 8. I cut out 144 3” circles of plain yellow cotton fabric and the same of glittery, gold tulle. Quick straight line across the top ½” of a tulle circle layered on top of a cotton circle created a scale. I (machine) sewed 8 circle scales in a row all the way around the bottom of the shirt. There is just a bit of a gap between the circles. The next row up is centered over that gap.

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All the way up to the top. You may need more circles if you want more scales or need a bigger shirt.

From the extra gold tulle I cut out fins for the sleeves and a large tail fin.

5. I will make you fishers of men Day (private school)

The guidelines were to dress as if you were going fishing. I am all for buying accessories or outfits for these days, but usually its if I know she will wear the clothes again or play with/use the stuff.

We have ZERO need for fishing tackle – though I did have some fun ideas for a costume for her.

I decided that MyChild was going to be the ocean/fish instead.

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Again, this is a $3 t-shirt from Hobby Lobby. (I love these shirts, just know they run small and usually shrink. Size up.) The water and sky are done with fabric ink. I already had this. I have also done something similar with liquid watercolors in a spray bottle (just know it won’t be permanent and will totally wash away) and tie dye ink would, of course, work, too.

I started by spraying the entire shirt with the blue/sky color. I roughly cut out waves from parchment paper and just held it up to the shirt as I sprayed the aqua/ocean color on the bottom 1/2 of the shirt. Let dry. A lot.

The fish are craft foam glued on to the shirt with fabric glue. No, this shirt is not washable. Originally, I was going to cut out felt fish and sew them on, but sometimes I just can’t.

I did hand tie the net because I did NOT want to drive to Academy or Walmart to buy one. I used yarn I had on hand. (Some day I will show you the craft store that is my home office.)

We can do this! The end of the year is near!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Where’s my mojito?

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