So, last year my then fourth-grade-daughter came home at least twice with a costume request literally two days before she needed it for some informal school play that was formal enough to invite all the parents for a 15-minute presentation.
I’m a crafty gal, but I’m admittedly a slow crafter with a small penchant for being, ahem, perfect. Well, not perfect, but well done, rightly done, nicely done. So, a two-day notice is generally not enough time to get supplies, make the costume, or even buy one in a pinch. Last year I was supposed to rally for an immigrant costume; my daughter said she just needed “a shawl or something.” Didn’t have one. Sometimes I wonder why they don’t ever ask for princess costumes or flapper costumes because we HAVE those.
So, I am admitting to being “that” prepared mom because I know full well the 5th graders in my district always do a Colonial Williamsburg presentation. When I asked about it at conferences last Thursday, the fresh-out-of-college teacher said they were “probably” doing Williamsburg in some fashion, maybe not as they had in the past. Then he added it would be in about 3-4 weeks.
Oh man, that’s fast to put together a somewhat authentic costume, so today we went to a fabric store, and I allowed my 11-year-old to pick up a palette of colors.