Thursday, September 19, 2013

Avast Ye, Me Donuts!

Dear Ian,

Today was an interesting day.  It was National Talk Like A Pirate Day.  Yes, you read that correctly.  National Talk Like A Pirate Day.  I have no idea what this country is thinking anymore, but I have to admit, this was kinda fun.

Your class pirate ship mast. 
I didn't get a picture of the whole "ship"
Funny enough, your class has been learning about pirates.  Well, kind of.  Ms. Jackie and Ms. Jan created an interesting spin on the typical "All About Me" unit that most classes do at the beginning of the year.  Your class has "Pirate-ified" yourselves!  And it has been really cool to observe.  Your teachers turned your classroom into a pirate ship! They had a big cardboard cut-out pirate ship, complete with a mast and crow's nest, and they borrowed the balance beams from the music teaching Ms. Jan for a "plank" for you all to walk on.  They put numbers on the plank so you can count while you walk, too.  Brilliant.  You've learned a whole new vocabulary, complete with calling your dear old mom a "scurvy dog," and you've read some fun books like How I Became A Pirate.  More artwork from this lesson/theme will come home soon, I'm sure. 

But anyway...  National Talk Like A Pirate Day was picked up by the powers that be at Krispy Kreme Donuts, and if you went into their store and talked like a pirate, you got a free glazed donut.  If you dressed like a pirate, you received a full free dozen donuts.  You and I headed over after nap, and you "Arghed" your way to a free glazed.  Unfortunately, they were behind in donut production, so we settled from a cup of donut holes so you could just go ahead and eat.  Turns out this was a super idea on Mommy's part, because then the place filled up with pirates.  All waiting for donuts.  It started to get ugly.

You had a fun time, though.  While munching your donut holes, you got to watch the donut machine hard at work, creating more donuts for that fleet of pirates that happened to come in after us.  It was really fun to see some of the costumes; there are people in this town with no shame, and they will do anything for free "Hot and Ready" glazed Krispy Kremes.  I wish I could have taken a picture without them noticing.

Here are a couple of pictures from our pirate/donut adventure:
 My little pirate and his donut-y treasure.  You made this awesome hat at school, and it was great that it went home today.
Watching the donut machine.  This was completely fascinating for you.  And for me.  Mmmmm.  Sugar glaze....

Argh, my little pirate.  Mommy loves you!

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