The Preschool Class Mascot

17 Nov

One of my kid’s favorite parts of preschool was the class mascot. They loved when it was their turn to take it home for an adventure and the loved hearing all the fun places the mascot went with the other kids.

The class mascot is the thing movie trailers are made of in our house.

This was Cameron’s class mascot his last year of preschool.

The boys have always gotten kind of attached to the class mascot and if I’m being honest, we all enjoy them when they come home.

Logan got to take the mascot home Monday since it was his birthday and imagine my surprise when I found a “new” mascot in the bag. I asked the teacher what happened to the original Midnight and she told me that one of the kids left him at the park and he was lost.

Alright, I try not to judge other mothers BUT they tell us no fewer than nine million times that if we take the mascot to a park or similar area to leave him in the car so he doesn’t get lost. They explain that the kids get attached at are very disappointed when the mascot goes missing.

In our five years at this preschool we have never been in a class where the mascot has been lost and if it was lost we never knew about it because it was replaced by an identical animal.

There’s a first for everything right?

I think if we were the ones to lose the mascot I’d keep Logan out of school until we found an identical replacement. But that’s just me caring what people think of me and feeling as though I am judged as a mother at every turn.

Long story sort, Midnight was replaced by the brown bear you see below.

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When the new “Midnight” came home Logan wanted nothing to do with him. Instead of taking him to play he just sat him on the desk in the kitchen and left him there.

Thankfully my mother put in my head that I should try to find the original bear. After about five minutes of searching Google with various descriptions of the bear I had found who made him and where I could buy him online. After a little more searching online I found what store may or may not carry the bear.

I started calling early the next morning and the second store I called had him and were willing to set him aside for me.

I told Logan that the original Midnight had been found and was being held at a store for us pick up.

Logan was thrilled!

From the time we picked Midnight up until we had to bring him to school he only left Logan’s side for a quick exit bath.

I’m not sure how the other kids reacted to seeing their “old” mascot again but I know my kid was happy and that’s all that really matters.

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