Why do schools - and especially ones who require kids to dress according to their very specific dress code - assume that everyone at home is equipped to randomly dress up in colors that are not part of the dress code, or in character t-shirts, cowboy hats, specifically colored tutus, or worst of all, in tie-dye. Seriously, what the what?! Part of the reason I send my kids to this school is so that I don't have to buy all the clothes.
But I digress.
It was 8pm, and the next morning was the start of a week-long Purim related dress up week in school, and superhero day was fast approaching.
My brain was hurting, lunches weren't made, no one had washed any dishes in a few days and someone had a math test the next morning. A trip to Target was not happening - and also, why should it? Dress-up days have got to be one of the worst ideas ever. I'm always so proud when the laundry is all done, folded and put away and everyone has five clean sets of uniform shirts and pants or skirts - and them, BAM! Superhero day.
I made these shirts.
I asked, begged, pleaded with the two girls in my kitchen - one of whom was beside herself that she did not own a superhero shirt and the other who was feeling all the emotions of her sister and then exhibiting them herself - to please, just please, for the love of everything holy, go find me a plain, solid t-shirt that you don't love.
Finally, after twenty years, they each did.
I printed out these superhero logos and hot-glued them to the t-shirts.
Were they perfect?
Was every single other kid wearing a superhero shirt the next day?
OF COURSE NOT.
But the shirts are cute, even if they are of the one-wear, disposable variety now.