Wednesday, November 10, 2010


The week before Halloween, the Doodlebug had nursery rhyme day at school. He wanted to dress up as the mouse from Hickory Dickory Dock. I thought I would be the creative mom and make his tail and ears. How hard could it be? I mean, really? I, of course, sent the artistic genius, Melissa, a text asking her what was the easiest way to make a mouse tail. She replied...I did not reply to her because what she was saying was basically a foreign language to me. I saw her that night and she interpreted her text with hand motions - perhaps thinking that would help....

Melissa: Just get an piece of felt, about a yard and a half, and cut an elongated triangle out of it. Then just blah, blah, blah and stuff it with blah, "AND SEW IT TOGETHER."

Long pause.......................................

Me: Sew it together with what?

Long stare.......................................

Melissa: Oh. You don't have a sewing machine?

Hold your laughter.

Melissa: Well, you could always just use a needle and sew it by hand (doing the needle and thread motion with her hand).

Me: Yeah, maybe I have enough string in that sewing kit I got from the Mirage a few years ago.

It was that moment (when I called it string instead of thread) that she knew she was going to have to take care of this project for me. So, here is my mouse....ears and tail by Melissa. A special thanks to Bruce for modeling the pieces the night before.

Sleepy mouse....
View of the tail....Me and the Ladybug on Halloween....yes, I'm wearing cat ears. Halloween is not just for kids.
Me and Indiana Jones.....
The whole Chad's mouse ears look familiar? Please do not ask why the Doodlebug is striking a pose in this picture. I have no answer for you.


  1. Dangit! I thought the hand motions would help.

  2. "Oh. You don't have a sewing machine?"
    Bwah hahahahaha!

  3. Perhaps Doodle was trying to be swashbuckling. He's got the swash down; needs more buckle.