Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Polkabats*

Life is busy this week with my birthday and packing (yes! and yes!), but I wanted to leave you with something other than inherited relationship patterns...

It is fall! Well, in Texas, it is only fall-ish. This means temps drop into the mid sometimes even low 90s. I love fall. And even though it doesn't really feel like fall in Texas, I feel it...it is an automatic reaction in my body. I start dreaming of pumpkins... so does my daughter, G.

She also starts talking about Halloween. This year, determined not to wait until the day before Halloween until I buy costumes, I bought them at the beginning of September. G is going to be a pirate--she is so excited. We found a little pirate dress to wear over some black leggings. I made her a patch and we found a sword, a hook, and hat and even some earings (clip-ons-and I will spare you my opinion on piercing little girls' ears). Nico is going to be a race car driver. He is very into driving--or playing with anything with a steering wheel. Apparently that really does come hard-wired in the male DNA because we have done nothing to encourage it.

I got a hook/sword set for Nico too because otherwise I would end up wanting to shoot myself in the foot as they fight over just one sword. It has kept them entertained, they run around the house yelling "Petah Pahn" (peter pan)

We have also done some fall art--though I have no arts-n-crafty bones in my body--seriously, my kids are art-deprived.

But we did do these:


I was thinking of the cute little poem by Calef Brown called "Polkabats" in his book Polkabats and Octopus Slacks. He writes the most imaginative little poems for kids and does these amazing illustrations. Check him out...

7 comments:

Eileen said...

WHEEE packing. I hope you get to report on some other present progressive stuff (e.g. moving) sometime soon!

Also the polkabats are adorable!

mosey said...

You get the Mommy Award today. Cute craft - I may have to copy....

teamawesomesquared said...

Happy Birthday!!

Geek alert: as for the hard wiring of male-type interests, an interesting (although not yet replicated, I believe) study showed that when juvenile primates were given the choice to play with either masculine-type or feminine-type toys, each sex chose the same-sex type toy. Male primates chose male-type toys, while female primates chose female-type toys... presumably without prior exposure. :)

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

It seems there is some fun being had in Texas. I agree w/ mosey, the Mommy Award is yours today.

sarabeck said...

Haha! My aunt lives in Dallas and always keep me up to date with the hot, hot temperatures.

Well, packing is exciting. Good luck with everything!

I'm a little bummed that I will I will be missing Halloween this year because I haven't been here for the last couple of Halloweens, but there's always next year!

anymommy said...

You crafted. I'm devastated. Can we still be friends? ;-) Love it.

Marmo said...

When will you be in Chile? Halloween is celebrated in Chile too now. I think it´s weird, no one knows why they do it, they just do, or better, we do xD, but my groundhog costume is not scary enough.