For “crazy hair day” at Rose’s and Henry’s school, Rose didn’t want to do our fabulous bird’s nest idea from previous years because it itches, and kids are always grabbing the toy bird on her head. (Mabel’s school doesn’t do a crazy hair day, but we might do a bird’s nest in her hair for Pajama Day.) Instead Rose gave me instructions for “braidy braids”–braids made of braids. The flower hair clips were my idea (and they are only part of our collection) (yet we still sometimes can’t find one to match an outfit).
Henry’s hair didn’t end up looking all that crazy, but since he usually likes his hair combed flat, it seemed wild to him.
It would have been more effective if we could have reproduced Henry’s playground hairstyle.
The other day Mabel was saying how she dislikes being required to turn in rough drafts of all her writing assignments, since she prefers to write it right the first time. It’s especially annoying for short, easy writing assignments. And when she’s supposed to show her drafts to her teacher or classmates for suggestions, they never find anything that needs correcting.
So she’s come up with a solution: she puts several deliberate errors in her rough draft.
Isaac told Mabel that’s why he just doesn’t bother with turning in drafts. He told her, “You’re too OCD.” And I in turn told Isaac that just because he’s able to get good grades in spite of his rebellious ways doesn’t mean Mabel’s compliance with tedious school assignments is a psychological disorder.
We went to the park last Saturday, and it was a perfect midsummer October day.