It was an exciting day. Hubs had to go to the mall to buy my Christmas present, and after I dropped the big two at school and packed some snacks for our little trip (do you know how many snacks you have to pack when you need to make sure your kids have gluten free food to eat? SO MANY.), the little two and I went with him. While Ess and I were waiting for him and Erv to pay for what I’m sure will be a complete surprise of a gift, we wandered over to a piercing place and decided that she could get her ears pierced.
She was pretty unhappy for a while after it happened, but now she’s completely fine and so darn cute.
Then I went to the school for the Christmas parties in the kindergarten and first grade classroom. (Do you know how stressful and mind-numbing the first school party is after you find out that another child can’t have gluten? SO MUCH.)
(Side note: We found out that Ivy is gluten intolerant last week, so we now have two girls that have to eat gluten free. She’s the only one in school so far, so it’s a whole new ballgame now.)
By the way, if you’re friends with me on facebook, you might know that I was feeling terrible about not knowing that Polar Express day, which was scheduled for yesterday and then cancelled because of snow, was rescheduled for today. Nobody sent out a memo or anything, and I thought it might be, then thought that I would surely be the only parent sending her children to school in pajamas.
Of course, Ivy was sad when we got to school and nearly everyone else in her class was in pajamas. But I sent T. back to the school with a special gf donut and her Unicorn Pillow Pet, and by the time I got to the school at 2:00, her teacher told me to be prepared to see her wearing strange pajamas. Yeah, apparently another little girl in her class went to lunch in regular clothes and the receptionist told her they had some pjs in the office. Then the little girl said “Ivy doesn’t have pajamas either!” and they skipped down the hall to change into somebody’s pajamas. Or something.
And THEN, after school, we loaded up and met hubs’ parents at Great Wolf Lodge for our first Christmas (of many) of the year. The kids get their our cabin within a suite, with bunk beds and everything.
Fun fact: Cheeseburger in Paradise (you know, Jimmy’s restaurant) has a great gluten free menu.