Here is the breakdown of the days:
- Monday, Mismatch day
- Tuesday, Twin day
- Wednesday, 80's day
- Thursday, Celebrity day
- Friday, Grade color day
We were able to get some mismatched outfits ready for all the kids, that was easy enough. I texted Raquel, Akila's aide, on Monday morning and asked if she could help Akila coordinate with someone to be twins, and that we were having issues. Last year, I remember being on the phone with Raquel the night before twin day trying to have the two of them dress as twins. It did not go well.
By the end of Monday, Raquel (who is totally awesome, I mean seriously awesome), texted me what Akila was to wear to match two other girls, as triplets. It was all stuff we had, which Raquel said she would make sure of.
Today is 80's day. Akila has leg warmers on, a bandanna around her neck with a knot tied in it, my Chuck Taylor high tops and some other stuff. It was fairly easy. All four of them looked fine. It is hard to do 80's day with African American hair, as you can't really tease and feather it. Akila has braids in, so we tried to put it in a side pony.
Tomorrow I dread. Celebrity day. Akila thinks this means to wear a shirt with a celebrity. Maybe it does. We don't have any. I will have to think about it, but it won't be fun. She usually does not like any of my ideas.
The only good thing about spirit week, is that I have not had to do laundry and keep up on uniform shirts.