Yesterday was a school spirit day. They called it "Crazy Day." The rules? Anything goes (within elementary school reason, of course). You could wear crazy clothes, have crazy hair, and just be plain cuhrazy.
To show the vast differences between my two boys - let's note their different Crazy Day attire. McKay was semi-excited about it. He wanted to participate, but didn't want to go too crazy. He got all excited about spiking his hair up with elastics, but changed his mind as we were on our way out the door. He wet it down and wore it partially spiked up. He did wear his t-shirt backwards (not that anyone would ever have been able to tell), but the bandana did not make it past this picture. The whole ride to school he was nervously scanning for other kids - just to make sure that he wasn't the only one looking crazy. Clearly, what other people think is very important to him.
Chase, on the other hand, could not be contained. He was whipping through the costume box, ready to throw on any and all items. He wanted a beard painted on his face. He wore his favorite hat. He dug out his old paleontologist goggles and added them to the mix. He wore one of Josh's ties. He would have put on more bling, but I suggested maybe too much gear would hamper his play at recess. He couldn't have cared less if anyone else was dressed up. (And in fact, he was only one of two kids in his class that actually wore crazy clothes - while almost all of McKay's class dressed up).
It's so funny to me how different they are in so many ways; yet, they get along perfectly and are the best of friends.
Not to be outdone, the Princess added her own crazy outfit to the mix:
Oh wait. Those are not crazy day clothes. Them be her EVERYDAY clothes. Don't you just wish you could go to the grocery store with THAT?