Pinkly

Manchester Museum-5
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.

Pinkly

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.

Es and Pinkly-3

Es and Pinkly

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.

6 Comments

  1. April 11, 2011 /

    😀 It’s a fantastic pinky and she will remember it forever, unfortunately so will you 😀

    • Lindy
      April 12, 2011 /

      you’re not kidding! I’ll remember to keep my mouth shut!

  2. Maryann
    April 12, 2011 /

    you’re a fabulous momma with a fabulous little girl. Miss you all so much! Please post pics of the finished Dino!

    • Lindy
      April 12, 2011 /

      Miss you guys too, will post a picture of it soon.

  3. Mancais
    April 13, 2011 /

    I’m impressed with Pinkly

    • Lindy
      April 14, 2011 /

      me too! He’s broken his poor tail but S still loves him.