On Friday, I volunteered at Edda’s school for the Halloween parade/party. Edda’s special ed class is slightly less (or more? I can’t really figure that out right now) that 1:1 ratio and they really needed people to come in and help out as the special needs kids are dispersed within the typical classrooms and really need 1:1 attention. I failed to get Edda’s “real” costume done in time, so I grabbed an old Snow White outfit to pack into her backpack in the morning. Edda really has a 6th sense about parties – she seems to know when they are coming and instead of being overwhelmed, she often decides that it’s a good time for a nice, long nap.
I did manage to wake her up to walk the whole parade route (which was up an incredible number of stairs and across a grassy knoll and down a long, long ramp), but she was grumpy and really wanted to be sleeping soundly. This parade always makes me feel a little grouchy. I want Edda to like more “fun” things more, but you know – Edda has different priorities and marching around in a Halloween parade doesn’t seem like one of her top priorities.
Back in the classroom, there were several crafts we (I guess I should say I) mustered through, mainly with Edda sleeping soundly against my shoulder. I really wanted this Halloween mug that I could decorate myself, but I didn’t want to be hogging the orange and black markers from a bunch of 2nd graders, so I made mine Christmas colors instead.