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March 4, 2009

Lloyd, School

… I need a costume for the school play today.”

Y’know, when I tell this story in person, I act all complainy, but I secretly love that Lloyd doesn’t decide to participate in the National Lutheran Schools Week dress-up days until the morning of. I asked what today was as we got ready, and he said, “Fake an Injury Day, but I’m not dressing up.” I suggested he put a band-aid on his pinkie, and that got him thinking.

He went searching for his old McDonald’s uniform. (One Halloween, during the college years, Brad and Lloyd were the only ones to dress up at McDonald’s. Brad was a mummy and Lloyd worked drive-thru with a ‘just-been-run-over’ uniform.) We couldn’t find the costume, so at 6:07a.m. we were huddled on the floor with permanent markers, a chevron template, and a shirt & tie.

Don’t crush me, bro.

Done by 6:20.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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24 Responses to ““Ma……”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I loved that McDonald’s costume! I’m glad to see it reproduced in such a fine manner.

    But I have to ask: “Fake an Injury Day”?!? What the…?

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    • Lauren Said on:

      When I went to where I thought it was stored away, it turned out to me a McDonald’s shirt with a homemade ‘Fish’ advertisement. Wasn’t that the name of John’s band?

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    • Lloyd Said on:

      This is the first time we’ve done it, and I do’nt know where they came up with it. I was originally going to go with Early Onset Alzheimers, but I couldn’t find my shirt.

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    • Peggy Said on:

      I LOVE “Fake an Injury Day”! We should totally do that next year.

      BTW: What were some of the injuries the kids came up with?

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  2. Deanne Said on:

    That is awesome, and I love it. You guys are TOO MUCH! (I secretly wish I had one-eighth of your creativity, but, alas, I’ll just have to be satisfied with living vicariously!)

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  3. Lauren's dad Said on:

    Thanks for the laugh!!!

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  4. Kristi Said on:

    You’ll have to do an update on this post. I want to know what the students did for this one.

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  5. Peggy Said on:

    HAHAHA!! That is too funny!!! LOVE IT!!!

    And shew…I’m very releived to learn that Lloyd wasn’t feeling under the weather & Lauren decided to “help” put him out of his misery.

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  6. Kristi Said on:

    One of the early flags for the Marine Corps had the phrase: Don’t Tread on Me. I guess Lloyd wouldn’t have made it in the Marines.

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  7. kiwe Said on:

    That’s really cool. It looks like so much work, good job at doing it in less than 20min.

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  8. Kristi Said on:

    Is Cricket still guarding the box?

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