Thursday, February 07, 2013

Big Tex

Today is the 100th day of school, and to celebrate, the first graders dressed up in their best western-wear and played math games. I got to go to the celebration as a parent volunteer.  Daphne wore jeans, a horse shirt, a bandana and a hat.  What she did NOT wear are her boots, which she left sitting sadly in the middle of the floor:

She will now not wear any shoes that she cannot curl her toes in.  I fear there may be some shoe related battles ahead.

At school, one of the activities was to imagine what you might look like when you are 100 years old, and then make a self-portrait.  Here is the conversation that occurred in Daphne's class:

Mrs. D. (the teacher):  So, what do you think you will be like in 100 years?

Daphne:  (Hand shoots up)

Mrs. D.: Daphne?

Daphne:  Um, not alive any more?

Then, she proceeded to make her 100 year old portrait look like a ghost.  That's the spirit, Daph.  (Haha...get it?  Spirit?)

Daphne told me that if we go to Texas, she has two outfits to pack.  The one she's wearing above, and another pair of jeans with a button-up denim shirt.  I said I hate to tell you, Daphne, but nobody really dresses like that.  We lived in a big city.  I could tell she was disappointed.

We are still in the early talking stages of thinking about possibly planning to maybe go to Texas.  My awesome friend Emily has already said we can stay at her house, which is great.  If I get my act together, I can take my owl sweater down there and she can help me attach the sleeves.

If we go, it will be nice for Emily because she will not have to cook one single meal for us.  Most of my To Do in Texas list consists of getting my fix at my favorite restaurants..  Here is my list:


  • Try to see as many of my friends/family as possible
  • Take Daphne to see our old house/neighborhood and G-Ma and G-Pa's old house in Garland
  • Attach the sleeves of my owl sweater
  • Go to the Dallas Arboretum
  • See all the new stuff downtown
  • Cafe Madrid (tapas)
  • La Duni (Sunday Brunch)
  • Freebirds (burritos!)
  • Dream Cafe (Cloud cakes and cheese grits)
  • Barbec's Diner (Beer biscuits and gravy)
  • Sonny Bryan's (BBQ)
  • Hattie's with Anne and Emily (more grits)
  • Gloria's (black bean dip and tres leches cake)
  • Mai's (#38a)
What am I forgetting?

OK.  Time to go do something productive.  This afternoon we are taking the Daisies to the library to celebrate the 146th birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder.  We have been promised some Hoe Cakes.  Our library is awesome.

1 comment:

Gye Greene said...

Daphne in100 years: A genius child.

To do list: I agree. All my To Do things in Seattle are friends and food related... IHOP! Taco Bell, cheap frozen burritos, Corn Chex, donuts...

-- GG