To celebrate our Mommy-style Mardi Gras playdate on Fat Tuesday,
I got out beads to decorate the house.
Greta insisted on wearing the beads.
Not just one strand and not just a couple.
But ALL OF THEM.
Here's Greta with her Parents As Teachers parent-teacher educator.
Ironically, our educator, Mary, was being reviewed that day,
and her boss was watching her work with Greta.
Greta wasn't too interested in Miss Mary's pretend picnic.
Instead, she wanted to decorate herself in the beads.
I'm only hoping Miss Mary didn't flunk her evaluation because
my child had no interest in her activities and instead preferred to
pretend like she was at a Mardi Gras parade.
I'm telling myself that Greta's been watching the Winter Olympics with us
and thinks the beads are medals.
I'd rather her do what it takes to win an Olympic medal
than what it takes to earn that many beads.