Sunday, October 29, 2006

A Couple Funnies....

Last week on my day off, I went to work with Kenny. We were driving around making the necessary stops, when we came across this:

At first glance, we thought it to be a barber shop. But the barber shop sign is just that....a flat sign. So then we were thinking maybe an antique shop. Who knows. Neither of us wanted to stop and risk our lives going in there....who knows what could have been lurking around. Check out all the stuff hanging across the windows. And the obsession with horseshoes and birdhouses?? Wierd. Most definitely wierd.

My school had a harvest festival after school on Friday. There were games, prizes, food, name it, it was there. I even painted faces, something I've NEVER done before. Kids waited in line forever to get their face painted by yours truly, and when they reached my chair, they would ask for some elaborate scene on their face, and I would just say, "Nope, next idea?" And after a few "nopes" I would tell the poor kid that I could only do really easy stuff, like hearts and butterflies. One kid begged for Spongebob. I thought to myself, "How hard can that be? He's a square!" I should have said no. I painted the square body and had no clue what the rest of him looked like. I wish I had my camera there so you could witness the mess I made on the child's face. The good news was I didn't have a mirror, so the parents were the only ones who really knew I didn't have a clue what I was doing. In the long run, it really doesn't was FREE!

For said harvest festival, each class at my school was given a pumpkin to decorate any way they chose, and the decorated pumpkins were used for display in the gym during the festival. We do this every year, and I've found out it's easier to pick out a theme to decorate with. The finished pumpkin was due Friday morning. I completely forgot until Friday morning....hadn't even discussed it with my kids, didn't have anything to use let alone a theme. I was thinking we were up shit creek. Then the music teacher came to my rescue. She handed me the book The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Walt Disney) and the hat that Mickey Mouse wears in it. SAVED!! While my kids were in their special class, I cut out arms, hands, eyes, ears, and mouth and found some push pins laying around in the closet to stick the body parts on with...I found out last year that glue doesn't work too well on a pumpkin. Another teacher gave me that star garland to represent the magic that Mickey's is holding between his hands. An hour later, the kids were in front of me taking turns at putting our Sorcerer's Apprentice together. And he turned out great!!

I know it's hard to see, but you tell that Mickey is holding those magic stars between his hands. The kids loved it. I loved it. All decorated pumpkins will be judged this week. Maybe we'll win the contest!


Anonymous said...

OMG this house is so funny! My hubby and I just moved, but when we were living aroung 15 & Groesbeck there was a house in our neighborhood that had a metal headboard and foot board painted bright blue on the front lawn. Flowers were planted in the middle. Get it? a FLOWER BED. I am not lying!

Tasha said...

What a cute idea for the pumpkin...Come over and decorate please!

The house, kinda scary!