prairie daze

claiming our daze and our days on the prairie


i’m stretching a bit
getting ready for halloween
there is a light “saver” in the house
there is even a make-shift blaster
that i bought!

with thrift shop bag full of white clothes
a roll of masking tape
scissors and hot glue…
luke and leia are coming together

mostly i remain humbled
for all the times i said
i would never do this
never do that
that i would be able to
make my children
how i wanted
what i wanted
that i could determine
their interests

of course i have a role
i have incredible influence

but i’m in a bit of a
parenting experiment here
to see what happens
when i stretch
and meet them half way

6 comments on “stretched

  1. ang
    October 29, 2007

    i’m proud…meeting them 1/2 way, allowing them their fantasy (even if it isn’t yours) is wonderful! oh if we could only trick or treat with you; in my house i have a clone trooper, a boba fett, an unidentified jedi knight (with a ‘vee veeder’, which can mean either “darth vader” or “light saber”) and the tiniest yoda you’ve ever seen! i will definitely need a pic once you have it all together!! keep on stretching!!

  2. johnkarinkw
    October 29, 2007

    Can’t wait to see you all on our porch!

  3. bex
    October 29, 2007

    “but i’m in a bit of a
    parenting experiment here”

    Everyday babe, everyday…

  4. Sher from Minnesota
    October 29, 2007

    Amen, Sister! I too am stretched and sometimes shocked but always grateful for the journey.

    Love your new blog look. Dramatic but friendly . . .your pictures are always amazing. On black, they really pop. Especially complementary to the Luke Skywalker pics! Evan is going to be a blue M&M . . .second hand store find. Wonderful that it is an adult size costume that he can completely hide inside of and yell, “Why am I trick or treating? I’m candy!!”

  5. Danelle
    October 29, 2007

    Keep in mind that stretching keeps us limber.

  6. chrisandchristine
    October 30, 2007

    I just love seeing the evidence of how brilliant and creative you are. Seriously, you have a way of making the most ordinary things look simply incredible! I hope this is a fantastic holiday for you. Chris was telling me the other day how excited he gets about Halloween–more so than Christmas!

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