Cameron went to a birthday party this weekend at a place called "It's." Basically "it's" a place that all prepubescent boys go to worship all things arcade. Who are we kidding? All boys of all ages love this place! It also has some indoor amusement rides, bowling alley, bumper cars, movie theater, and a pizza buffet.
Cameron had a great time and won a lot of tickets which you can trade for useless trinkets that your mother picks up for the next two weeks until she "can't stand this crap anymore" and it ends up in trashcan heaven. Among Cameron's trinkets he won a necklace. That he chose himself. Cameron describes it himself this way, "It has a red and orange background with a skeleton and it says, Get Rich Or Die Trying." Don't you just find that quote just charming? I spend all my time trying to get him to remember to treat others like you want to be treated. And practice makes perfect. And even cover your mouth when you cough. But Cameron prefers a skeleton instead of his mother that tells him to value money more than your life.
Much to my dismay Cameron put his necklace on to go to school. We were already walking out the door. My first thought was to hurry and grab my camera and take a picture because this topic is great for a blog. But we were running late, so I quoted him another famous mom quote something like, "Don't play with it or you'll lose it!"
That after noon my son returned home with his head hanging low. "What's wrong?"
"I took my necklace off in the bathroom so it would be easier to go to the bathroom and I left it there. When I went back it was gone. Someone stole it!"
I began to wonder what the boy is doing in the bathroom that it requires the removal of his necklace to make it easier. I then hid my joy at the necklace's disappearance.
Cameron continued, "I went to the office to see if it was in the lost and found. I told them It has a red and orange background with a skeleton and it says, Get Rich Or Die Trying. But they said they haven't seen anything matching that description."
The secretaries must have wondered what kind of mother let's her 3rd grader wear such an uneducational piece of crap!
Tomorrow is dictionary day. The children get to pick a word and then dress to describe that word. For instance your word could be athletic and you would wear a sports jersey. You will then wear your word on a necklace so people will know what you are illustrating. I don't know what Cameron's word will be yet. But you can bet that necklace will make up for yesterday's necklace!