Sir Simon Goes To School

I logged in to WP this morning to write this post. I was going to write it last night but the kids were late going to bed and I had to get a walk in so I could try to keep up in the FitBit challenges. Anyway…

Last week was Literature Week at Crash and Bang’s school. It’s probably the best week ever! Books! How cool is it that when the students hear *DING DING* on the intercom they are to stop whatever they are doing and read? Shouldn’t every work place have this feature?

Wednesday was a special day because family was invited into the building to read for a half hour with our kids. We all gathered in the gym on the little blue mats and we read. They read. We shared books with other kids when we finished the ones we had. It was amazing to see the gym packed and everyone kicked back reading to each other.

Then Friday was supposed to be “Dress as your favorite character” day. But because of impending weather (a snow storm that dropped a foot of snow) it ended up being a half day of school and dress up day got moved to Tuesday.

We scrambled to figure out who Crash was going to be. He wanted to be the infamous Harry Potter. While I was thrilled at the idea, it wasn’t practical because we had nothing he could wear that would even remotely look like Harry. Crash is blonde like Draco, but who wants to be Draco?

On Sunday he changed his mind. He has been reading “Castle in the Attic” by Elizabeth Winthrop. He found it on his own and started reading it on his own. He loved it. And that was before he met Sir Simon, the knight in the castle. Mind you, Sir Simon is only three inches tall, but there is a wizard, Alastor, too. There is also a magic token that can shrink people to Sir Simon’s size and there’s a quest to embark upon to stop Alastor after Mrs. Phillips and William are shrunk. It certainly is among my favorites and I couldn’t be prouder of Crash for choosing it.

Anyway, he decided he wanted to be Sir Simon for Dress Up Day so we had to figure out how to make him a knight. Flash forward to Monday night and DW has an idea to make it all work out. She and Crash hit up the Dollar Store and find a sword/shield combo. They pick up two aluminum oven trays, some silver duct tape, and a red balaclava.

Introducing…. Sir Simon!


Now to get the science fair project underway….


If you missed my earlier post, please visit Bradley Wood’s Fundraising Page. You can read about Melina, a 10 month who had retinoblastoma, a malignant eye cancer. My brother is raising money and riding in honor of her for The Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY.