Shannon Stacey

The Short Kid (kind of) rocks the ‘eighties

The Short Kid’s school does this fun thing toward the end of the Friday school day. Different activities and whatnot that enable the kids to mingle with kids in other classes. And, this year, they have themes. Last Friday’s was “Show Your Sports Spirit”. No problem. All I had to do was make sure his Patriots jersey was in the clean laundry basket, not the dirty laundry basket.

Today? The 1980s. WHAT?

I don’t happen to have any boys-size-12 acid-washed jeans or Hammer pants laying around. Really, I have a hard enough time with Halloween and that’s one day a year. If they’re going to start playing dress-up at school every Friday, I’m going to spend much of the school year banging my head against the wall.

But a pair of shades, a lot of mousse, and a flipped-up collar later we had a somewhat eightyfied short kid.

3 comments to “The Short Kid (kind of) rocks the ‘eighties”

  1. Leah Braemel
      · September 30th, 2011 at 10:39 am · Link

    You got the other 80s detail right too — the rolled up sleeves a la Sonny Crockett.

    (I am so glad my kids are done school–they’d probably come to me 5 minutes before school time to tell me the day’s theme.)

  2. library addict
      · September 30th, 2011 at 3:26 pm · Link

    Does the school have a calendar with all the Friday themes so you could try to plan ahead? Or do they find out the theme on Monday?

    SK is looking cool. My first thought was Miami Vice, too.

  3. Shannon
      · September 30th, 2011 at 9:52 pm · Link

    We find out the theme on the Monday of that week. Then I forget until Thursday afternoon. *facepalm*

    The girls in his class were adorable. A lot of the moms cut the neck out of big sweatshirts so they had the off-the-shoulder Flashdance thing going on. So cute.

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