Sunday, February 19, 2012

If I Could Be Any President It Would Totally Be Chester Arthur, Of Course

Happy President's Day!

If you are anything like me, this is one of your favorite holidays.  Other than Earth Day and Secretary's Day (perhaps this was changed to Administrative Assistant''s Day?), President's Day is the best. I've been cooking all weekend to get ready for our feast. 

I've made all of our costumes and I think this year is going to be really spectacular.  Stella is dressing like Martha Washington and I decided to be Mary Todd Lincoln.  Alex is going to be Grover Cleveland and the boys are going as Polk, Taylor, and Fillmore, because it's fun for no one to have ever heard of you. 

The point is, it's going to be a spectacular day of reading the constitution, saying the pledge, and singing the National Anthem.  What are your plans?

Nothing?  What?!?!?

It's possible I fabricated most of what I just wrote, but it would be really fun to see my children dressed like obscure presidents.  Or, maybe it would be pretty lame.  It's really difficult to tell so we'll probably just pass and go to park, watch some TV, and have some spontaneous fights over toys and/or being told to do things.  It's rough enough around here, we don't need costumes.

I do feel that if my children are not going to have school, I should at least pretend it's going to be a fun holiday for a few minutes.  Valentine's Day was a HUGE deal comparatively and school was still in session for that.  Just like Martin Luther King Day, our kids would probably celebrate more effectively at school than here where I just pretend to have President related plans on President's Day.

If my husband doesn't' get off work too, it's not a holiday folks, it's just inconvenient and mean.

Obviously, this is one of those nights when perhaps I shouldn't have even opened my computer, but I couldn't resist reminding you all that you need to register to win one of the sets of earrings I am giving away. and I are picking the winner tomorrow evening.  There are two pairs so you have a really good chance of winning and really, all you have to do is leave a comment on the post you find when you click here.    How easy is that?

Imagine how nice it would be to have these.

The good news is that you can skip over all my babble at the beginning of the post about my children's annoying sleep issues related to their recent failing health...though I can't imagine why anyone would want to do that.  So go now and win some beautiful earrings!  Go here now!

Is there anyone with actual President related plans for tomorrow?  Please share.  Please say someone is dressing like Grover Cleveland.  Anyone?


momnextdoor said...

I planned on dressing Bud like Zachary Taylor. I don't know who he is but anyone with a name like Zach has got to be cool! Am I right?

I wouldn't be surprised if my babysitter (for the next two weeks while my in-laws are on vacay) does some sort of president-y thing with the kids. She's one of those moms that makes me want to hide in my bedroom wearing my husbands pajamas and watch trashy reality TV for the rest of my life rather than face how much better she is than me.

I wouldn't be surprised if the kids come home in a George Washington wig reciting the Declaration of Independence. Although, that would be pretty cool!

Emmy said...

What it's Presidents day- that is why my kids are home?? I kid, i kid. But yea, we celebrated by going to Costco and getting free samples.

jodi said...

"If my husband doesn't' get off work too, it's not a holiday folks, it's just inconvenient and mean." You hit the nail right on the presidential head!