Since Cara and Erica attend a Catholic school, they are required to wear a uniform to school every day. But, three Fridays a month they get to wear jeans. One Friday a month is a Spirit Jeans Day. On this day every student may wear jeans and a shirt that shows their school spirit. Another Friday a month is a regular jeans day. On this day they may wear jeans and any shirt within reason to school. Finally the third Friday is classified as a Mission Jeans Day. On this day the students may wear jeans, but they have to pay a fee. In the grade school the minimum amount is $.25 and in the high school the minimum is $1.00, but you may pay more if you wish. The money collected on a Mission Jeans Day is then given to a worthy cause. For example, this month the money is going to a family in the school to help with medical bills where the mother is battling ovarian cancer. Other examples are: a family in the community had a house fire and lost almost everything, a family that had a teenager killed in a car accident, the Red Cross, Juvenile Diabetes, etc. I love the Mission Jeans Day the best out of all of them because of the help it can provide.
Last year I was the room parent for Cara's classroom, so as a reward for bringing money to help the cause I provided a snack on that Friday for the class. Yes, I spoiled the class and most times the snack went to the whole grade. Cara's class is small at only 33 students, but I had no idea what I had started.
This year I am again the room parent for Cara's classroom. When the first Mission Jeans Day of the year rolled around in September, Cara asks me at 8:00 P.M. on Thursday night what the 3rd grade snack is for the next day. I had not planned on providing the snack this year. Cara then told me that the students in her class had asked, " What is your Mom making for snack tomorrow? Is she making brownies, cookies, or bars?". Plus these kids know that whatever the snack is I make from scratch. Therefore, I started to make brownies for the class at 8:00 P.M. because I didn't want to disappoint them. I know I brought this on myself!
Therefore in honor of today's Mission Jeans Day, Cara took homemade peanut butter cookies for the class snack.
Have a good weekend!