It's Global Day season again, hooray! I love this time of year, and it's a big deal on campus. Magdalena's class has been celebrating Global Day all week, spending time talking about each class member's nationality and native language and giving them a chance to wear their "national costume."
I ask you: what is America's "national costume"? It is SO EASY for most other countries. They all have some cute, all-inclusive folk tradition, or (especially in the Middle East) traditional clothes that are very much still worn on a daily basis. And then there's me, struggling every year for the past three years to come up with something for my kid to wear. Two years ago, Miriam wore a cowboy hat, cowboy boots, and a Western-y twirly skirt. Last year, Magdalena wore red/white/blue striped clothes. This year, thanks to Grandma Palmer being on the ball during the 4th of July last summer, Magdalena will be wearing a shirt that says "I ❤ USA," some jeans, and the cowboy boots that Miriam wore two years ago.
Anyway. Tomorrow is the potluck lunch at her school and everyone is supposed to bring in a traditional food. I struggle with this, too. This year, I'm thinking outside the box, and instead of bringing something that tastes like America, I'm bringing something that looks like it. Namely, fruit pizza with strawberries and blueberries.
I think I've finally conquered Global Day. Just in time for it to be over.