So, we're having another Halloween Party at my school on Wednesday. I can't say for sure, but I think it's going to SUCK ASS and the kids are going to, at some point, head out into the street to collect garbage they'll bring back inside to hurl at us. Maybe not. Maybe it'll be fun.
I guess the number one reason it's going to suck is that I'm not in charge of it. Things I'm in charge of do not suck. They ROCK! But then Jane gets a hold of the plan and everything starts to slide into Suckville. Like last year.
We've done a Halloween party every year since I've been here, and it's always been left to me to plan most of the activities. The kids have had fun every year, pretty much. As a matter of fact, things in general used to run like clockwork at school. Speech Contests were the first Friday of every month. Market Days were on Fridays, every three months. But Jane marches to the beat of her own drum, or rather, the beat of the drum the voices in her head bang out. So everything's topsy turvy. As it is, we haven't had a Market Day in six months. It kept getting pushed back for no real reason, until it was finally decided that it would be combined with the Halloween Party. I said I thought that idea SUCKS, but no one cares what I think.
Market Days are BUSY! Kids are running around buying stuff and eating things and making a mess. The teachers are always so busy on Market Days, and maybe even MORE busy on Halloween, so I don't know how we're going to manage by combining the two. Perhaps we can split ourselves in half for double the manpower.
So today I asked Jane just what we're planning to DO for the Halloween portion of the day. She replied that the kids will wear costumes.
What?!? No games? No candy?
"You think we should have?" she asked me.
"Naw, man! It'll be okay. The kids can wear their costumes while they shop for the same crap we offer every Market Day. And then their costumes can keep their clothes unbloodied while they butcher us for having no games, candy, or fun. That's cool."
Should be interesting.
I'm actually bummed, though, because I'd really like for the kids to have a great time, and I can't see that happening. Oh, and Jane made invitations that were handed out to students today, encouraging them to bring all their friends to the (Non) Party. One kid asked if he can bring his younger brother and parents. "Sure!" Jane said. Great! More people to come see how much we suck.
In case you're wondering what Jane looks like, here's her picture.
Well, at least that's what one of the kindergarten students thinks she looks like. It's actually not that far off at all!
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