I need to give a bit of backstory...I was really stumped tonight. It had been a long day (writer's conference, park, birthday party of a friend...busy). We had fabulous homemade pizza for dinner. Yum! I kept thinking about today's blog and coming up with nothing.
It was getting pretty desperate. I even started looking around for a paper bag (I am going to have to do it sometime this year, right?). Then my kids start chiming in with lots of suggestions. My ten-year-old came out with a stuffed dragon and was moving it all around.
"That's great, sweetie, but I didn't make it," I said.
"But you could make it move!" she exclaimed (with a fabulous demonstration).
"Well, yes...but I am supposed to be making the puppets or adapting them. I would be cheating if I just wiggle a stuffed animal around. It has to be something I made."
I stared at my daughter for a moment. I thought about how, technically, I had contributed more to the creation of my daughter than I had to the stuffed animal she was holding...AH-HAH!
Oh yes...I was going to turn my daughter into a puppet!
I grabbed a lovely handmade dress from the sock-monkey (thank you, Julia Hebner). I took a pair of stockings, stuffed them, covered them with white gloves, and inserted them into the dress: arms!
We found a black shirt and were all set to go...a humanette is born!
My daughter is quite the drama queen. Seriously. Just see for yourself!
|I'm not sure she wanted this one up...|
|(Um...she's not exactly camera shy, is she?)|
|This is my favorite!|