Emily is 10.
Sarah is 3.
Do you know what that means?
It means that I have forgotton what a Preschool Halloween Party is all about. It is all about the candy. It isn’t even just getting candy. It is about how prettily wrapped the candy is.
When Emily needs candy for school she writes it in LARGE PRINT on my marker board, I buy it and then she takes it to school and basically throws it at the kids. There is NO fanfare.
When Sarah needs candy for preschool… well, I guess it would help for me to remember to actually bring it.
I have forgotten the importance of candy and preschoolers.
It was Friday morning and we had men here to install our new kitchen floor at 6:30AM. Enough said. The day was already chaotic.
I sent Emily to school and got Sarah all dressed in her costume. I had the frosting I had signed up to bring for her class and we were raring to go.
And let me mention that I actually brought 2 tubs of frosting because I figured they could always use more.
I am totally on the ball like that. Oh yes I am.
We got to class and kids kept asking the teacher where they could put their candy.
Yes. I did say “Oh Crap” under my breath.
I had forgotten to bring the goods.
So now, not only did I forget the candy, I also swore under my breath. Preschool moms do NOT say “CRAP.” That begins in the 2nd grade.
I went home and wrote a post and then headed back up to preschool because I was the room mom for the party. I had my candy in tow.
All 15 pieces. I brought 5 EXTRA pieces of candy just in case the teachers wanted some.
I am SO smart, right?
Ummm….. I learned that morning that there were 17 kids in the class.
So by now I had forgotten the candy originally, then I “swore,” and when I finally remembered the candy I didn’t bring enough.
*insert giant head slap here*
7 years ago this never would have happened. I would have rather died than not be prepared.
I also learned that day what I forgot that I learned 7 years ago:
It is not about the candy. It is all about “Presentation” and I failed miserably.
Our candy was just that – a small bag of m&m’s for almost all of the kids. It was not wrapped up in a pretty napkin or cellophane and tied with a lovely bow. It did not have each child’s name lovingly written on it.
Our candy was brought in a paper bag, not a lovely Halloween bag or pumpkin or a handmade purse that took hours to sew – we had just a brown paper lunch bag stuffed with almost enough candy.
Epic Preschool Fail
Now I just want to apologize ahead of time because I will not be blogging for awhile. Sarah and I are taking up crocheting and we plan to make individual handmade snowflakes for each child for their Christmas Party in December.
Emily’s class is getting a box of candy canes… still in the wrapper.
And that is the difference of having kids 7 years apart.