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.
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?"
"Just go to the costume store and buy a top hat and beard."
The kid obviously has no confidence in my creative abilities!
I would have said the same thing to my mom - - just go to the store and buy me a beard :)ReplyDelete
Haha! I guess it's the easy way.Delete
I'm impressed you had a gold sparkly top hat. No wonder it's his special hat.ReplyDelete
I think we found it for a New Years Eve party. He definitely would not have been happy if I permanently altered it!Delete
I love how he said "felt creations"! It sounds like you have a lot of them! ;)ReplyDelete
Yeah, I'm an expert when it comes to felt creations. :)Delete
haha sounds like a reasonable way to get the beard, can't mess with the gold top hat.ReplyDelete
No, I suppose there would've been serious consequences for that!Delete
Ha! Well, I thought it sounded creative...ReplyDelete
Well, I'm glad you thought so, too!Delete
Kids never want to save money!ReplyDelete
They will when they're parents!Delete
Bright kid you have,ReplyDelete
He's a genius!Delete
So practical aren't they? Makes it easier too. Pictures?ReplyDelete
He'll have it on at school. If I'm able to attend the event, I'll take a picture.Delete
*LOL* Ask him if he has the money for it. I trust in your creative abilities. :)ReplyDelete
Yeah. That'll be $20.00, kid!Delete
That's creative and quick thinking..I wonder how the felt beard will look like..would love to see it.ReplyDelete
Probably not as good as a store-bought one! LOL!Delete
i know how you feel! its that guy mentality of "just go buy it!" my hub does it all the time!ReplyDelete