Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It's That Time of Year Again

Yeah, I know.  Stealing campaign signs is a crime.  But it's time for Halloween madness in Kate's world.  I needed a framework for Sara's dragonfly wings that would hold them straight out to the side; and that I could harness to her back, right?  There is only one substance on planet Earth that can fit the bill. 

Don't worry!  I was v-e-r-y c-a-r-e-f-u-l!  I drove around for a couple of days, looking for a perfectly situated sign:  on a corner, outside the garden wall of the homeowner.  I returned to my chosen sign late at night and got my car turned for a quick getaway.  Engine and headlights off.  Then I strolled back and forth on the sidewalk near the sign, waiting until there were no headlights visible from either direction.  Yeah, yeah, I know:  "Tut-tut, it looks like rain."  Then, when the moment was right, I yanked it out of the ground and ran for it, driving away with only a slight squealing of tires.

I'm going to have to cover the sign-part with something substantial, so Sara doesn't get arrested.  'Cause that would be embarrassing.  I was at the local rec center this morning, and I saw her there with her gym class, getting ready to swim.  I said nothing, but this afternoon, I told her that next time I saw her out there, I was going to squeal, "SARA-BEARA!  Hi, Sweetie!  It's Mommy!  Yoooooooo hoooooooo!"  Just the idea made her livid.  I love this age.


  1. Haha! Thief! I'm always wishing for old campaign signs to make things out of. One of these years right after elections I'll go offer to clean them up from people's yards. Then I'll get what I want and look like a helpful community member at the same time! (Because really I'm a drain on society, you know. Just keeping up appearances.)

    I'm excited to see the finished dragonfly!

  2. Outside the school *beep beep* "HAVE A GOOD DAY, SWEETIE PIE"

    It gets my boys every single time. Bwahahahahahaha

  3. Good idea to turn the campaign sign into wings!
    Happy Halloween.