Squidge has been studying Dinosaurs for what feels like EVER! I now know that a Brontosaurus is no longer a Brontosaurus but an Apatosaurus. WHO KNEW!?!! What’s Fred going to eat now when he goes to the car hop?? Every Friday Squidge brings something in for Show & Tell and since FOREVER it’s been dinosaurs and well we’re a house of girls and where plumb out of dinosaur related items. So in one of my more idiotic brainy ideas I thought it would be great if we made a papier mache dinosaur.
Half way through the week I panicked thinking I wasn’t going to get it finished in time. In my blind panic I asked her teacher if it was OK if we made dinosaur shaped cookies. She said yes, as long as there were no nuts in them. YAY! I thought I could get away with just making the cookies. OH I WAS SO STUPID. Squidge wouldn’t hear of it and there was many many tears and me caving in. So on Thursday night I found myself decorating cookies (Squidge cut them out) and adding a second coat of paint to “Pinkly” the Dino.
In the end it all worked out. I did have to dry a pre-painted Pinkly by the fire to dry her out a bit. Squidge was very very excited about taking Pinkly to school. The cookies were also a big hit. I asked her what everyone thought of her show & tell items and she said, WOW! I asked her to explain and she said that when they saw Pinkly they said WOW! When the saw the cookies they said WOW! Success! Even if I did curse myself at 11pm while decorating the cookies I guess it was all worth it in the end.