Ever since my brother at the age of 3 asked Santa for blue cheese, wish lists have been an endless source of amusement for me.
A few years later, my brother asked for a real space ship that could really fly, but since he couldn't read yet, he wanted pictures for controls.
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Son has asked for the following for his upcoming birthday:
*won or too Pesis of stirfom [one or two pieces of styrofoam]
*new tape player [the audio kind that records]
*kilt, plaid [a girl's school uniform from the thrift store]
*And I all so want your love from Mama and Papa
*brown slip-on shoes from Land's End
*jester shoes, I dont no war
After reading his list, I was very pleased to see that in addition to the usual material things (and the unusual material things), he wanted parental love and an end to war.
When I read over the list with him, he corrected me: "Not 'no war,' Mama!. 'I DON'T KNOW WHERE!' I don't know where to find jester shoes. Land's End doesn't have them."
Anybody have any ideas on where to buy them or how to make them quickly? (I think I might be able to make up a felted slipper pattern?)
Getting jester shoes might be easier than trying to end war by the end of the month....
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My friend from Scotland had breakfast with me yesterday morning--and asked if when she's next here she could bring Son a "wee bagpipe"--which will excite him to no end. For the last two years, he's been using a homemade bagpipe that he invented: he blows up a balloon, slips it over the end of his recorder, and plays notes as he expels the air through the recorder.
He gets a bagpipe, and I get a nice ear plug...