Half-day, y'all! Getting some stuff done in the office, and then I'm off to the kids' class parties. I about died on the way home last night: I signed up to run the game at Wooz's party, because it's one of the harder slots to fill. (Everyone is happy to send a bag of pretzels or a package of paper plates, but organizing and leading a game is a whole other thing.) I've been working on Sight Word Bingo for like a week now: I made a bingo grid in Excel, I copied all of Wooz's spelling words out of her agenda, wrote the words on plastic eyeballs (for the bingo balls), filled in 22 unique bingo sheets--it's been a Thing. So we're driving home last night, and she goes "Are you just doing them with my sight words, or with everybody's?" Huh? "Because everyone has different sight word lists." ::record scratch::
Turns out there are three groups, and Wooz thinks maybe she's the middle group, so I'm hoping these work for everyone. It was everything from the beginning of the year on, so I'm hoping even group 1 will hold their own with "or," "off," "tell," etc. A little concerned about words like "because" and "weigh," but I'm committed now. DH said it's a good lesson in meritocracy, and if you want to win bingo, you'd best learn how to spell. So, not much help there.
DS is unbelievably pleased with his T. rex costume. He is usually such a dawdler, but getting him dressed was easy this morning because he couldn't wait to put it on. Poor DH was DS's Sherpa this morning; his bag included: book character pumpkin (Lucy from the Peanuts gang), book to go with the pumpkin (Great Pumpkin Look and Find), book to go with his costume (because of course it has to be book character costume day "to promote literacy"), pumpkin bucket to collect treats during the schoolwide costume parade, sack of baked cheese curls to pass out to the other classes during the parade, two dozen Halloween cookies for his class party, and his homework folder.
In non-Halloween news, my mother has officially completed her last round of chemo, and her doctor said that the mass moves freely every which way, which means it's not attached to the chest wall. That is a good thing, for surgery. Each round of chemo has been a little rougher than the last, so my mom was sort of dreading this one, but looking forward to having it behind her.
What are y'all up to today and this weekend? We have zero obligations all weekend (aside from the usual swim), and tomorrow night is date night. It will be glorious.