Pie Day Bust

A lime green Otter Pop, a cup of Earl Gray tea, and a fever of 101+ – not how I envisioned Pie Day.

This morning Cody and Carter got up before us like any other typical weekend day.  With a voice filled with excitement and typically reserved for Christmas morning, I heard Carter whisper to Cody, “Cody, it’s Pie Day today!”

The guests had been invited.  The pies to be made picked out.  The boys love Pie Day and for as long as they can remember we have celebrated it, inviting friends to come over bearing a pie to share and simply hanging out.

I started to feel sick Friday morning and contemplated getting a substitute, calling in to work.  I have two days worth of emergency sub plans written up and neatly labeled on the bookshelf behind my teacher desk.  Even so, it is hard to not be there and so I went.  I was not running a fever and felt I could power through.  Friday night I had the worst chills, shaking uncontrollably, no amount of blankets helped.

And so this morning, I texted out to our friends a postponement of our dearly loved Pie Day.  Right now even with ibuprofen on board my temp is above 100.  I fear there will be no Pie Day tomorrow.

Next week is Parent Teacher conferences.  I best be better by then for I do not know how one, who is a teacher, makes up such a thing.

And Pie Day.  Oh, we will have one.  You can count on it.  Maybe not tomorrow, and perhaps not even next weekend (I don’t think Pie Day can compete with the Super bowl, especially with the Seahawks playing – GO HAWKS!) but we will have one.  And if I am not lazy or forget, I will write to you about it.

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I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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7 Responses to Pie Day Bust

  1. mamalisa4 says:

    I want pie day too!! This is a genius concept!! Is it a national thing or did you make it up? If you did make it up, you need to get this on a calendar somehow!!! Pie day!! Perhaps I’ll even have a pie day! I love Pie!

    • shoes says:

      Oh it is real. https://blog.shoesonthewrongfeet.com/2012/01/24/mmmmm-pie/
      I have written about our Pie Day celebrations over the years but the link I put in this comment gives a bit of history on National Pie Day which falls on Jan 23rd. Because our family really likes celebrating and we like pie, we created another holiday we coined Summer Pie Day. Much like National Pie Day, Summer Pie Day centers around pie but one can get fresh berries during the summer for the making of the pie. It is a floating holiday that takes place when it is convenient for us and our friends but it takes place in the summer when the berries are fresh. You totally need to celebrate Pie Day. Make a pie, invite friends to do the same, hang out and eat pie. 🙂

      • mamalisa4 says:

        OMG!! I had no clue!! I don’t see any other choice but to begin celebrating this wonderful holiday!!! YAY Pie Day!!!!! LOL 🙂
        Thank you for sharing!! love this!!

  2. Heather W says:

    I hope you feel better soon. In case Cody and Carter felt at all disappointed, at least they’ve still got Pie Day to look forward to. 🙂

    • shoes says:

      I am not yet recovered and finally relented and put in for a sub today. And you are right, we still have Pie Day to look forward to. Mmmm, pie.

  3. LivingsTheDream says:

    What a shame to have to postpone it! Never heard of a Pie Day but it sounds fun. What’s your signature pie?

    • shoes says:

      We enjoy it so much we created a Summer Pie Day so as to have two pie days per year. A signature pie… Humm, I make a different one each time. I guess I make a great blackberry pie and also quite a tasty Shoofly pie. Husband, however, does have a signature pie. He makes a peanut butter chocolate pie every pie day. It is always a favorite with the kids (and the adults as well).

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