Mama Diaries

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Abe Lincoln Costume

My son, who's in the second grade, has a school project:  write a report on a famous person and then present it to the class.  But here's the catch - he has to dress up like the person, and he has to do it this week. Not a lot of time to come up with a costume!

"Who did you pick?"  I asked after he announced this little assignment.

"Abraham Lincoln."

Well, at least he was somebody we could find a lot of information about, and the costume shouldn't be too tough to handle - a suit, a top hat, and a beard.  I started scrounging around the house to see what I could come up with.  I found a suit, a sparkly gold top hat, brown felt, and black spray paint.

"Okay, Bubba," I said.  "Here's the plan:  You'll wear this suit.  I'll make a beard with this felt, and you can tape it to your face.  Then I'll spray paint this hat, and that'll be your top hat."

He looked at me like I was nuts.  "Mama, I am not taping one of your felt creations to my face!  And you  had better not do anything with that gold hat!  It's my special hat!"

"Okay," I said.  "What if I just cover the the gold with black foamy stuff that can be removed?"

"Mama!"

"What?"

"Just go to the costume store and buy a top hat and beard."

The kid obviously has no confidence in my creative abilities!      

 

22 comments:

  1. I would have said the same thing to my mom - - just go to the store and buy me a beard :)

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  2. I'm impressed you had a gold sparkly top hat. No wonder it's his special hat.

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    1. I think we found it for a New Years Eve party. He definitely would not have been happy if I permanently altered it!

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  3. I love how he said "felt creations"! It sounds like you have a lot of them! ;)

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    1. Yeah, I'm an expert when it comes to felt creations. :)

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  4. haha sounds like a reasonable way to get the beard, can't mess with the gold top hat.

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    1. No, I suppose there would've been serious consequences for that!

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  5. Ha! Well, I thought it sounded creative...

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  6. Kids never want to save money!

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  7. So practical aren't they? Makes it easier too. Pictures?

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    1. He'll have it on at school. If I'm able to attend the event, I'll take a picture.

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  8. *LOL* Ask him if he has the money for it. I trust in your creative abilities. :)

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  9. That's creative and quick thinking..I wonder how the felt beard will look like..would love to see it.

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    1. Probably not as good as a store-bought one! LOL!

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  10. i know how you feel! its that guy mentality of "just go buy it!" my hub does it all the time!

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