February is ‘I Love to Read Month’ and as the culmination at Goodnight’s school, the middle school children drew book characters’ names from a hat and then had to dress like them today.
Goodnight drew Pippi Longstocking. FUN!!!
Goodnight has long enough hair to do the braid thingy, so last night I cut a wire coat hanger, shaped it to fit her head with enough leftover to make her braids stick out. Then I braided her hair to the wire. CUTE!!!
When I was done, she checked it out in the mirror. She got the giggles! Then all of a sudden her expression changed.
“But Gram, my head won’t fit into my locker! (Huh?) And I have gym class today. And I can’t interview for the position of Bank CEO of Biz Town with braids sticking out!!! You won’t be mad, will you?”
Gram: “Of course not. I certainly want your head to fit into your locker. (At least I think I do.) And we don’t want anyone getting hurt in gym class with your wired hair. But I think Biz Town would enjoy their bank exec having spunky hair!!!”
GN: “Not funny, Gram!”
Gram: “Let me think about it over night.”
GN: “Don’t you sleep?”
So I got up early this morning and came up with Pippi Plan B. I cut some orange yarn (Yah, sure – the leftovers from the matching Gram/Goodnight hats I made for our camp weekend last month.) And I braided the orange yarn to the coat hanger wire. Then I tied some ribbon to the orange braids.
This morning I braided Goodnight’s hair and showed her how to attach the braided headband for her Pippi Presentation and then easily remove it for gym and her Bank CEO interview. Should work out well!
Then I made Pippi a ‘Zebra Sandwich’ for lunch and dropped her off at school. Our idea of a Zebra Sandwich is strips of white and yellow cheese. I know she’s 12 now, but I started the Zebra Sandwiches a long time ago.
Heidi’s Pooch sweater update:
The pieces in red are complete. The collar is already attached to the neck edge and the side seams are attached with openings for the leg pieces. Because I made the sweater into a cardigan, I have two extra welt sections to knit for the buttons and button holes, but that shouldn’t take too long. Legs today after work. Then I will tackle the rump decrease math tomorrow morning . . . after coffee.