Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Star of the Week
Bitty has been waiting and waiting for her turn to be the "Star of the Week" in her Kindergarten class. She’s been watching as almost each kid in her class has been the super star, and when I told her on Sunday night that it was finally her turn she just about flipped out. Of course, I told her this information on Sunday night because that was also when I remembered that her special week was nearly upon us. I was panicking a little due to the fact that I was supposed to have a photo-filled poster ready for her in the morning. Uh, I don’t think I’ve printed up a picture of Bitty for years. (Not doing a ton of scrapbooking these days….) So yes, our star of the week preparations included a run to Walgreens at 10 p.m. on a Sunday night and an up-until-midnight poster making session, but it was all worth it. Oh yeah, and from midnight until 1:00 I was finishing her leg warmers. You heard me, people. Leg warmers. Somehow Bitty heard about leg warmers and decided she really wanted a pair. Luckily I had a pattern for them in a magazine and had been knitting them up for a week or so. Monday being Valentine’s Day plus the start of her star week, I knew that the chance to wear her leg warmers would be the cherry on top of the cake. So knit them I did. She was already almost incoherent with joy at the very thought of being the star, and when she got up in the morning and saw her electric pink poster (Walgreens didn’t have a huge selection of poster board) AND her new legwarmers I thought she was going to go into orbit. It makes a late night and a very bleary next day all worth the effort.