Thursday, October 1, 2009

A safari in 1950?

There are very few perks to working in the school system. Aside from the obvious, June and July plus various other scheduled vacations during the year, there is one perk to working at an elementary school that I bet no one ever thinks of. You get to be an adult, and play dress up! Yes, that's right. I LOVED to play dress up as a little girl. What little girl doesn't? I got to channel that this week for the schools "spirit week". Tuesday was "crazy hair/hat day". I do not own a crazy hat, and since I had to go spend about two hours at another school that was not doing crazy hat/hair day, I wasn't about to do my hair. So, I didn't participate in that day. Yesterday was "career day". We had lots of, you guessed it, doctors and nurses. One little guy wore a suit with an american flag pin on it and said he was the president. Go for it buddy! Can't get much worse than it is now right? That aside, I have NO political aspirations, and when you already ARE a nurse it's no fun to dress like one. So, I mentally went through what I had in my closet that I could make into a career outfit. I decided to be a "zoologist" or "zoo keeper". I got a few "Are you Indiana Jones?" A few kids thought I was a archeologist. I was kind of surprised I didn't get any "man in the yellow hat" from the kids, especially when I was carrying my monkey. A few adults guessed that though.

And yes, in case you were wondering, those are THE BOOTS. I caved, what can I say. And I love them!
Today was '50's day. Here was my outfit...

Sorry about the poor quality of the photos. One was taken with my iPhone, the other was just a set up at home and I didn't take the time for very good light. Not too flattering, but oh well. You can't see it very well, but my hair actually has a pretty good "bump it" style going on...without the actual bump it I'm proud to say! I had a good time just wearing something fun and different. Tomorrow is tacky day, and I don't think I'll be participating in that one! And yes, I have cut my hair. I did it actually almost a month ago. I really like it, but neither of those photos really show it very well. Neither of them look like I usually wear it on a daily basis. I'm actually in need of a trim again. I forgot that shorter hair requires more upkeep!


  1. You are adorable! and I am glad you got the boots!

  2. I didn't know you worked in a school! that's awesome! i remember dress up days- it really is fun and you get to relive your youth. we had one spirit day where you dress up like another person at school and i picked one of my favorite students- this big, tall black boy who had a very unique way of dressing (rubberband necklace??)- and when i showed up looking like him all the kids thought it was hilarious- so much fun! i think you look so adorable in both outfits. The safari one looks like you should be the girlfriend of the man in the yellow hat from Curious George- ha ha! and glad to see you got your boots- they look awesome!