Monday, October 11, 2010

Land Ho!!

Happy Columbus Day, everyone.

This morning we got up and made stick-puppets about the Columbus story. Complete with Moneybags King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. (Who, by the way, was 9 when Columbus sailed. NINE. No wonder she wanted to give him the money.) Anywho, we took our Window Markers and decorated the windows of our car with the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. Then we wrote "Happy Columbus Day!" on the back window. I believe in offending people as much as possible. Because it's good for them.

So we set out to explore and discover--to find a new world.

Before the morning was out, my children yelled out with excitement "LAND! LAAAAAAND!" Hands waving and pointing frantically.

At a McDonalds.

So, we made landfall and ate McNuggets.

The irony is delicious.


  1. Okay, seriously, you've got to be the most intentionally, thoughtful, best mom ever. I was thrilled that school talked about Columbus Day--and I would say "so I wouldn't have to do anything about it", but the truth is, I probably wouldn't have done anything had they NOT talked about it in school.

    Today we made cookies and played outside. That's as good as it gets around here. :)