Taylor has to do a book report every month for school. The teacher chooses the genre and format of the report. This month, it was a biography/puppet show. They were supposed to make a puppet of the person they read about and have the puppet tell ten facts about himself in front of the class. Taylor read a really amazing book about Abraham Lincoln. He LOVED it!! The night before the report was due (this is the usual trend) he and I started to work on the puppet of Lincoln. I pulled out my big craft box and was rummaging through it collecting googly eyes and black felt. After staring at me for awhile, Taylor said, "I think I should just glue a penny to a stick!" I started to laugh and he got the giggles, and we decided it would be perfect! I mean, the whole point is to read the book, not spend hours and hours creating a puppet!
Well, he came home yesterday and said, "Mom, my puppet was a huge hit! Except, I don't think Mrs. Andersen saw the humor in it. She just said, 'Um, it's kind of small...'"
What do you think?? I say points for wit and creativity and extra points for making his mom's life a little easier! (: