Wednesday, July 02, 2008

T-shirt Tuesday

The year before last I had twin girls in my classroom. I just loved those girls. They always kept me smiling! During the year they were in kindergarten with me their mom got a job at the high school. She works two weeks past school's end and two weeks before. I offered to watch the girls if she needed me to last summer. We had fun! I also offered my services this summer as well. Today while the girls were here I let them (along with Tim) paint and decorate T-shirts.

Here is Tim's shirt completed. For him less is more. I think he put three different lizards on his.

This is R's shirt. She put a little more on her shirt than Tim did. I think it's a girl thing LOL!

This is her sister M's shirt. Aren't they beautiful!!!!

When they were done they put on their bathing suits and washed my car. Now who got the better deal here!!!
When they were done they decided that they (including Tim) would have a car wash tomorrow. They are planning on charging $5 a car and offering candy or a free toy to children who behave. They were so excited making their sign. I think tomorrow they will be disappointed when the business isn't as successful as they hope. We live at the end of a cul de sac and there in NO traffic. I guess I'll be paying for a car wash again tomorrow.
Their planning reminded me of a time when I was about Tim's age. I had learned how to make a hula skirt in school with crepe paper and an elastic waist band. I remember wearing the skirt over my bathing suit and doing a Hawaiian type dance while I chanted, "Hula, hula, hula, get your coola coola. ". We were selling Kool Aid.
Ah, youth!
take care,


Britt said...

tim's is so cool!

Beverly said...

Those shirts are awesome. Tim's is too cool!

Dawn, I'm not at all surprised about your Kool-Aid sales approach. I have the visual.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Gosh I wish I lived close car could use a good washing, and $5.00 is cheap!
I love the T Shirts. You've given me an idea for something to entertain Connor...I'll be keeping him starting Aug. 1st before he goes to real Kindergarten....started keeping Cooper everyday today...his baby sitter is having a c section to deliver her new baby!
Have a great day!

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Dawn! Thank you for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog!! And your post today...What a generous lady you are!....sounds like the best summer day ever for you all!....Good luck with the car wash!!!....Heidi :)

Cottage Rose said...

What a sweet lady you are Dawn. I love the very creative tee shirts. The kids did a wonderful job. I hope they have at least one car besides yours, for their car wash. Have good day tomorrow.


Jeanne said...

Dawn, The T shirt project looks like the kids had a blast. But your car wash story is a hoot. especially your hula skirt and selling Kool Aid.
This comment is so late, as we visited our grandsons at boy scout camp outside of Waynesville, NC. That took up most of the day and was fun.

Take care, Jeanne