Yesterday was International Day at the Nadeen International School.
After serious consideration the idea of dressing "American" would be tough. Then I had an "Ah-Ha" moment and thought "COWBOY".
"COWBOY" worked in two ways:
1) Cowboys are uniquely "American"
2) Tanner just moved from Texas
BINGO - Cowboy it was!
Slight problem, we didn't have a costume. I was going to toss together a red bandanna, a white button down and some jeans and hope for the best... fate stepped in and the mother of one of Tanner's classmates offered up her son's cowboy costume - PERFECT!
The costume fit GREAT and Tanner looked adorable! The class marched in a parade around the school with the other students and sampled foods from other countries. He had a really fun day and it was great for the children to see the traditional dress of their classmate's home countries.
There are 51 countries represented in the 350 students that attend the Nadeen International School. Tanner is by far a "minority", with less that 15 students attending from the United States. What an educational experience for each of the children who attend the school... it's like a "mini-United Nations". I love walking through the halls and hearing all the different languages represented.
Attending Nadeen has been an amazing experience for Tanner and proved to be an environment in which he thrives... but he'd just tell you "it's cool!" So Giddy-up!