This reminds me of a couple months ago, when they had 50's day for the entire school to commemorate 50 years in service or something like that. They recommended dressing boys in jeans, white t-shirts, leather jackets and greasing their hair back.
I don't even know where to start. OK, well, first off, Danny never wears jeans. He has not donned denim since he was probably 2. Ever since he has been able to say the word "NO!" blue jeans have not touched his body. As for the white t-shirt, well, that might have been ok, but it was October and Danny refused to wear a short-sleeved shirt. And the leather jacket? Even if we were loaded and could afford a pint-sized leather coat, there is no way he would wear it. Danny wears soft fabrics only.
And the hair thing? Danny doesn't even like having his hair stick up after washing it. So, basically, we were totally out of options. I instead chose to send my kid dressed as a 50's kid who time traveled to 2009 and decided to wear clothes appropriate to 2009 (at least clothes appropriate for a 2009 kid who has sensory issues).
Or in other words, he wore a sweat suit. I know Danny didn't care, but I wondered what the teacher and other kids thought. Maybe nothing. Or possibly that I had forgotten. Who knows?
So, I have been trying to talk it up to Danny, to prepare him for the fact that he is supposed to wear something unusual to school tomorrow, but he doesn't seem to be registering what I am saying. Or perhaps he just doesn't care. Who can blame him really? Why I am thinking so much about something so inconsequential is a topic for my next therapy session.
All I know is that now I am stuck trying to create a tacky outfit, which really wouldn't be that hard, but I am assuming they want the kids to wear outfits different from their normal attire. Because, as it happens, Danny is the king of mismatched clothes. They suggested mismatched socks, which you would think would be just his thing, but Danny would never stand for that, because you see, my wonderful kid is a real stickler for rules. You do not break them. Ever.
So, this sort of fun dress-up day is not for kids like Danny. I will try to convince him he can wear his pjs to school, but I don't think he will bite, even though he wore nothing but pajamas during our 4-day weekend last week.
Perhaps, instead, I will have Danny actually wear clothes that are unusual for him to wear to school (as the note instructed). So, for Tacky Day, perhaps I will be able to convince Danny to wear an ensemble that matches and looks really nice together.
That would sure be different.