Originally Posted by amcal
Sigh.....I'm super uncomfortable with this. Am I crazy?
Next week, they're doing some sort of "stay off drugs" week. Somehow, dressing up each day plays into the theme. I don't totally get it but, whatever.
So, the note came home that they kids can dress up if they want - the themes are:
Monday - Dress in red, white and blue
Tuesday - Dress like a friend
Wednesday - Dress like a nerd
Thursday - Dress like a rock star
Huh??? Dress like a nerd?
My kids were completely confused. They're in 2nd and 3rd grade and they don't even know what a "nerd" is.
Am I crazy or is this just a really bad idea? Apparantly, the middle school kids came up with the daily themes. Didn't a teacher review their selections?
I don't know. Do I say anything? Just not participate? Get over it, explain to my kids what a nerd is and somehow help them come up with a costume? (Not!)
And seriously, what would that costume be? And, what if there are stereotypical "nerds" in the classes? I can think of one boy in particular who wears really thick, black rimmed glasses, button down shirts with too short pants, very much into books and school etc..... is the nerd theme going to be a variation on what he looks like already? This just seems like a horrible idea
My Kindergartener is also "Showing your Drug Free Spirit" next week.
Monday - wear hoodies, sweat pants, or shirts (this one is funny to me, because the only thing left out is dress , so basically, come to school in your clothes)
Tuesday - wear green (should be easy for everyone)
Wednesday - wear your crazy, silly socks (they're the only kind she has, so she wears them every day anyway)
Thursday - It's crazy hair day (I'm guessing based on Wednesday, that this means decorative and colorful not insane. So that would be a lot of barrettes and ponytails and perhaps multiple braids in all directions, so she'll like this)
Wednesday and Thursday are half - days due to parent/teach conferences and there is no school on Friday.
I still think it's odd for a five year old to show their drug free spirit and that message itself will be completely lost on my daughter.
For dress like a nerd, I'd have to say they must expect the stereotype. So I'd suggest thick, black plastic-rimmed glasses, button up striped/plaid dress shirt, high-waisted slacks that aren't quite long enough-perhaps roll up the cuffs, pen-protector loaded with pens, mousse-slicked perfectly-parted hair, and perhaps suspenders to finish it off.