Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Octopus' Happy Life In His Cottage and Sad Death (which was also in his cottage).

Hannah cut the legs off of one of her pairs of pants to make shorts. I'm not sure why she didn't just wear one of her pairs of shorts, but I wasn't home at the time, so by the time I got home it was a done deal.

She took the legs to her daddy and told him "We need to make something with these." So they made puppets. They used buttons from their button jars and ribbon and sticks from their Creation Station (a box with 'stuff' (scrap ribbons, sticks, game pieces, puzzle pieces, plastic lids, lots o' stuff).

Ainsley's is a ghost. Hannah's is an octopus. And I got a puppet show out of the whole deal.

Introducing Octopus.
(he had stage fright)

"Once upon a time there was an octopus.
He was exploring the ocean and came to an octopus cottage. "How lucky am I?!?" said the octopus. (He was very lucky, by the way, Mother. There aren't very many octopus cottages in the ocean.) So he settled into the cottage and ate all of the food he could find.

Now here's the very scary part, Mother. Don't be scared.
A SHARK found his cottage and it tried to eat him, but he wouldn't let it. He sprayed inky black stuff ALL OVER the shark and he said GO AWAY SHARK!!! and the shark went away."

Ainsley: "AND THEN THE GHOST CAME! Hi, shark!"
Hannah: "I'm not a shark, Ainser, I'm an octopus."

Ainsley: "... ... ... ...BOO!"

Hannah: (trying her best to ignore the ghost stealing the show) "So then the octopus had lots of children in the cottage and they all grew up and he was a Grandpa Octopus."
Ainsley: "A grandpocopuss? What a grandpocopuss?"

Hannah: "No, Ainser, A Grandpa Octo... Oh, you're frustrating me."

Ainsley: "The ghost said goo'bye. Goo'bye ocopuss!" (ghost exits stage right)

Hannah: "Thank goodness. Now, here's the very sad part. He died.

The end."

There was an encore, of course. Several, to be honest. And many more to come, I'm sure.


Stephanie said...

That's hilarious!!!
The absolute finest story I've heard in days! :)

Cindy said...

That was a great puppet show! I love how she turned her pants legs into a useful octopus and ghost. Clever!

Sherry said...

HA! Love it! :D

Annie said...

So much fun! I love the rainbow buttons!