Monday, December 23, 2013

All Dressed Down...


I've been spending time this month really focusing on things I already have - simple things I love, things that make me happy or make my life easier.

Cory totally tops the list.

But OH MY GOSH what happened last week while I was gone???

I mean.

Just.

I'm speechless.

The note I left said, "Have Silas at school by 6:15 in 'festive attire'". We discussed the fact that he is somehow without anything red or green. But I suggested one of his cutie church sweaters or a button down.

Not the Garanimals.

I told my mom I was a little nervous about what might happen.
But in my wildest dreams, it wasn't this bad.

I mean, we're not a family of anarchists here, as you might assume. We're not all anti-establishment. We're not trying to make a statement on the commercialism of the holiday season or a pint-sized illustration on the plight of urban or global poverty. We're not trying to teach a lesson or rise above...anything. We're just not trying. Like, at all.

I can't stop laughing. In horror.
I have felt the way he looks so many painful times. Only the outcome has never been quite as dear.

Siley. I just love that boy. I might even love him slightly more than normal when he's wedged in between a kid in a three piece suit and a bunch of girls in party dresses.

This is why Mommy should never leave during the holidays, or anytime physical appearances are a priority.

So now, not only will he be remembered by his classmates as the kid who totally rocked their class picture, but also as the kid who showed up to the fancy Christmas program in the very fancy church, wearing his pajamas.

Sweet.


31 comments:

  1. Hey, he's not picking his nose and he's looking right at the director/teacher/whoever is heading this party up…that is more than can be said for any of the other festive dressers! Just sayin'. The audience might not have noticed how stinking cute he is if he was dressed just like all the rest of them. :)

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  2. That's hilarious! My husband once brought my six month old son to one of my work functions with my son's t-shirt on backwards (the tiny little pocket was on his back). Until then I didn't know you could mess up a t-shirt. At least your son isn't the one sticking his finger up his nose. That's a plus.

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    1. My son-in-law has twice shown up at church/birthday functions with my granddaughter's dresses on backwards...the ones I made her. One of them was hard to tell, but the other had bows on the neckline and waist. ;) Now he always looks my way to get a nod or a shake.

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  3. Oh.My.Word. Dying! I have been there. Not a Christmas program but something similar so I can relate. I also went out of town during the time the Star Student poster was due. I asked the teacher while I was volunteering if I could see what my son had turned in. Stick figures! Instead of photos my husband had my son draw stick figures.... HA!

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  4. I'm laughing so hard over here! It couldn't have been told better. Wow.

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  5. this is so awesome! thanks for the late night laugh! (and honestly, I didn't even notice the first time I glanced at the picture)

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  6. it could be worse, he could be a festively dressed nose picker like the kid on the right.... ;)

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  7. He's adorable in any festive color!

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  8. Bless their hearts, but men can't be trusted in these matters.

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  9. Haha I love it as a grandma and feel your pain as a mom. I agree, he's adorable and does not have his finger up his nose.

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  10. Haha I love it as a grandma and feel your pain as a mom. I agree, he's adorable and does not have his finger up his nose.

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    1. As a music teacher (and a mama of three), I'm also delighted that he's the only one looking in the right direction and as a bonus, he has his hands nicely by his side.

      These are the things that (hysterical) memories are made of.

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  11. As traumatic as it is for you mom, the kid a few doors down is elbow deep in his nose. I'm guessing HE'S the one they'll focus on in this pic! Merry Christmas!

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  12. Husbands have such a way of keeping us humble and our head out of the clouds. I volunteer in the schools a lot and my first thought was, "he's actually looking at the camera nicely" Thanks for the fun post!

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  13. What a cutie and he's paying attention. Love it!

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  14. Well, at least you get to blame your husband. I am the mom who sent her daughter to her kindergarten Christmas performance in the wrong attire. I sent her in a cute red and green plaid dress which I thought was very Christmasy, but somehow missed THREE notices that she was supposed to come dressed in all red or all green as an elf?! #parentingfail
    The good thing is she's a grown up now and mostly normal, so I don't think it had too much of an adverse effect on her ;)
    Merry Christmas - I love reading your blog the glimpses into your life. Kerri

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  15. Oh wow. I'm laughing out loud and feeling your pain - but just have to agree with everyone else - at least he is not picking his nose!! Positive proof there IS a God and He knew you'd need a distraction :) My son was the sheep (with a brown grocery sack covered in cotton balls on his head) who tripped over the shepherd's staff, grabbed a donkey and fell off the stage - taking donkey kid with him - and broke his collarbone. He's now 22 and still hasn't lived that one down - in fact, I think he's actually proud! :) Merry, Merry Christmas!!!

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  16. Add it to his book for when he has to go to therapy as an adult.......

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  17. I like the kid next to Silas breathing down his neck - eyes drilled into him with an expression that looks like "Dude, they said RED".

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  18. Oh I love this! This is totally something my husband would do and not see any problem with it. He once let our 5 and 7 year old daughters dress in all black and wearing dog collars with leashes to a dinner party to meet new people. His response was, "What? They are pretending to be dogs."

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  19. We got to church one time and realized our little guy (probably four or five) had on a shirt and some long briefs. How I didn't notice until we got to church that he was wearing only a pair of underwear for bottoms is beyond me! Needless to say, my husband promptly took him home and put some pants on the boy! :)

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  20. We got to church one time and realized our little guy (probably four or five) had on a shirt and some long briefs. How I didn't notice until we got to church that he was wearing only a pair of underwear for bottoms is beyond me! Needless to say, my husband promptly took him home and put some pants on the boy! :)

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  21. These are the things you kind of die at when they happen, but later they're all part of the legend that is Siley. Way to roll with it, Mama.

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  22. I am catching up after all the Christmas rush, reading through blogs I've missed, and I find myself laughing out loud. Because the kid in the corner is a centimeter away from a finger up the nose and the girls are everywhere and your little guy is just standing there in his yellow and blue. I can't help it, that is one of the greatest Christmas pictures of all time. Thank you for sharing your wonderful, crazy, sweet little life with us!

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  23. Well, at least he wasn't picking his nose! So funny. Kind of like the time my daughter went to church in a dress without any underwear on. Oh, my!

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