I can't remember a single school holiday party or friends birthday party. Not a single one. And either lunch with your kids wasn't an option or our parents just didn't want to see us. But in my day we didn't do it like Lakewood Elementary.
Perhaps that's because at Lakewood the parents are so powerfully involved. The Thanksgiving party for Penn's kindergarten class was a Feast. An entire turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, green beans, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, pumpkin pie and chocolate cake.
All of the parents were there and the kiddos did two little pieces for us. (See video taken on my phone.)
The class also donated money to purchase an animal from Heifer.org as a way to celebrate our good fortune with others.
Sidenote to the feast: I thought it was supposed to be yesterday. So I made green beans yesterday and mad rushed it there with Margot in tow wondering where the hell her nap went. Oops. Today I was there but forgot my money for Heifer.
I swear sometimes I am So That Parent.