I am the oldest child. I have a lot of oldest child tendencies. I am a perfectionist. I like order and structure. I always try to take on more, and have a hard time saying no to people. I want things to go well.
This extends to my children. Especially Jaden. At this point in his life, he is learning to be his own person. He is spreading his wings and gaining independence. He is making friends and exploring interpersonal relationships. And I want to help him do that well. I want him to be liked (the same way that I want to be liked?).
However, when I realized that Jaden was going to be the class leader on the last day before Thanksgiving break, I knew I needed to do something special. Because, I’m Type-A…and that is what we do.
In this vein, I decided to make turkeys. Let me say, first and foremost, that I am NOT crafty. I don’t DO crafts. I’m not creative and I rarely do anything CUTESY.
So, after putting in a full day of work, followed by 4 hours of class, I came home and assembled 20 turkey cookies. Because what kindergartner wouldn’t want one of these as a snack?!? Jaden is going to be popular! I’m going to be the coolest mom in all of kindergarten…at least for the 3 minutes until snack time is over.
I even had to send Tim to the grocery store because I needed extra Oreo’s to be able to make enough turkeys. Tim wasn’t thrilled about having to go to the store at 9:00 p.m., but he did like having some extra Oreo’s!
Jaden was very excited when he saw the treats. I just hope he was able to get them to school without destroying them.
Now I have to decide what to make for his next leader day. Hmmmm…..