Sunday, April 3, 2011

Kid Catastrophe and the Ultimate Girly Mobile

I often say to myself that Kid Catastrophe is "Super Girly" because she loves all things that are meant for girls. Her favorite color is pink, she loves dresses and skirts, she wants wear make up already (and has already convinced Tired Mom to let her wear nail polish). Her gestures and her smile even scream "I"M A GIRL!!!!" So, in making her car for her preschool Transportation Parade, it should have surprised no one that she chose every girly thing she could get her hands on from Tired Mom's craft supply crate. She even found a use for the strip of gauzy pink fabric that seemed to not really be that useful (see the bow in the back). She also insisted the ruffle white piece of fabric must go somewhere! We basically just made hearts out of most of the paper, plastic, foam board pieces she wanted to use.

Kid Catastrophe also got to (GASP!) us a glue gun for the first time (it was actually a "junior" glue gun that was supposed to be safer for younger children, though they probably did not envision a 5 year old using it). Kid Catastrophe did great with it and did not get burned once. Tired Mom got burned a little, but mostly because she was hovering 12 inches away and maybe should have given her daughter a little more room.
The car was supposed to be "wearable", so Tired Mom came up with using the long ropes of beads she had to hold it on her. Kid Catastophe also wanted to be a princess while riding in her car, so she got her Halloween costume out of her dress up box and put that on as well. Her whole outfit was just too funny!
Kid Catastophe with her hands together is one of her signature "girly" gestures I was talking about. She thoroughly enjoyed the parade, and so did Tired Mom watching her walk in it. Preschool is such a fun age! I say this about all the ages my kids go through, but it does seem to be true for every one. I might change my mind when they are teenagers though ;)
This parade was also fun to watch because there were so many different kinds of cars that the other kids/parents made. There was a even a car built for two, that unfortunately was a little too heavy for even two kids to carry around the playground though.
I love how she points at me in the last picture. Sort of a "shout out to mom" for helping make such a great parade possible! Couldn't have done it without you mom, but I am still Queen of the Universe, just so you know.

Who could deny their child the right to be the center of everything, at least for small moments. Why else would so many parents show up, other than to let their kids know how special they are?

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