I have not completely embraced the pageantry of having a kid in school-- special days, fundraisers, book fairs... they have taken me by surprise a little. Because Sam is only in PreK, I didn't imagine it would start really going until next year. Okay. I know. You're all snickering into your screens. I am so naive. It's good though (especially the book fairs. I love me some book fairs.) and I don't even blink now when I see the sign-up sheet hanging outside the classroom door. Chaperons? Snacks? Twenty-one valentines? No problem.
I had Sam sign all the cut cards first before we did any decorating. It's the tedious bit, and I didn't want to have to forge his four year-old script the night before when he pronounced carpal tunnel and put himself to bed. He picked out the fabric scraps, I cut out the hearts and polk-a-dots, and then he glued them on. The whole project took about 45 minutes.
He's going to be mad when he receives Speed Racer and Spiderman cards in return, and realizes that such things exist. I have a feeling this will be the first and last year of the homemade tags.