Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Home is Where the Fisherman's Knit Sweaters Are

May's NaBloPoMo theme is "Home." That's easy. Lots of things happen at home.

Like reading this note from A.'s Montessori kindergarten:

"We will have short program on the last day of school....PLEASE DRESS YOUR CHILD IN THEIR TRADITIONALLY ANCESTRAL CLOTHES."

Terrific. Let me go to my traditional ancestral armoire and pull out the traditional ancestral clothing we have stashed away, passed down from our ancestors.

Can't they just throw water balloons at each other like normal schoolchildren?

As I see it, we have a couple of choices:

Dress him up as a leprechaun.

Dress him up as St. Patrick (photo courtesy of Catholic Children's Costumes, which is an awesome site. Be your favorite Cardinal for Halloween!):

Tear holes in his clothing and patch them up, like "Angela's Ashes." I don't know about you, but that's what I imagine when I think of Irish boy's clothing.

We could go to the Italian side (G's side), but, since all of Europe pretty much dressed the same, we're still talking holes in clothes with patches.

Or, let's go back a bit farther...perhaps a Roman knight:

Or, of course, the Pope. Although since we're obviously not descended from the Pope (at least, not as officially acknowledged by the Church), I think his teachers would see through that.

I guess the easiest thing to do would be to go for the toga. Yes, I think that's the answer. (photo courtesy of How To Make A Toga)

I'm open to other ideas, though. Especially easy, cheap ones.


Deirdre said...

You went to Berkeley. Dress him as a hippie. I've learned that it doesn't matter when one attended, it's what people will accept.

Togas are pretty easy, though.

Anonymous said...

I think since we all came from Adam and Eve you should dress him for the garden. Yep the birthday suit is my vote.

Beastarzmom said...

Or - hey - I have a fisherman knit sweater that would fit him beautifully. And it's perfect for a California summer! But how would we get it to you? bah.

Anonymous said...

I would go with what someone up there said... the hippie. Or a leprechaun. Good luck finding something creative

Lunasea said...

Y'all don't like the toga idea? I think it's brilliance. We can add a laurel leaf headdress and sandals.

Beastie - we'll be at your house on the 15th? and A. isn't out of school until the 19th so it could still work...

Sarah O. said...

Sorry, I'm still laughing at the Catholic Children's Costimes picture of the kid in the Cardinal's garb.

Lunasea said...

Sarah - did you see the commentary about how to increase the "gore factor for boys?" :

"if your older boy is portraying St. Isaac Jogues, provide fake bloody fingers - the Iroquois chewed off the Saint's fingers after seeing him offer the Mass.."


HeyItsBeej said...

See, another reason for you to move to Indiana. Kev's last days at Montessori this year were "bring a board game and just lay around with your friends day, followed by "hang out at a state park all day while someone grills for everyone" day. Dress-up days are pajama days.

:::Jedi mind trick wave::: You should start looking for a home in Indiana right now.

Beastarzmom said...

OHHHH - and if you look for a home in Indiana right now, then BK can have a home cooked meal now and then.

Beastarzmom said...

OH yeah - wait. That means leaving CA. No, that won't do. Sorry. You'll have to stay and BK will have to live with Taco Bell and Pizza Hut.
rescinding the brilliance...

Lunasea said...

I appreciate your sacrificing your son's nutritional welfare for the pleasure of having us within an hour's drive.

I have an idea....Let's send BK and A. to Beej.

HeyItsBeej said...

"I have an idea....Let's send BK and A. to Beej."

Sweeeeeeeeeet! The more to do weed&feeding and litter box scooping the merrier!

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