Monday, March 30, 2009

Morbid dinner roll creations

We were going to make some fabulous dinner roll creatures... the easy way. We used Rhodes frozen dinner rolls and let them thaw on the counter (in a greased pan) till they were soft. Then we stretched and pulled and mushed until we had made them just the way we wanted. I made a snail, a snowman and a burrito. Fischer made a "party animal", "whale", "ferret", and TWO "killed owlets". Wait... WHAT? Killed owlets? Where in the world did that come from? Hmmm... It turns out it came from the book, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale. We own this book, however we've never read it. BFF has this book and it made her mommy cry. BUT Fischer has heard it numerous times at MamaBarb's house... and he likes it! BFF likes it too, although she is quite bothered by the owlet dying (as she recounted the story for me at IHOP last week). Fischer is... intrigued by it, and he does seem to understand that "killed" means "dead" and "dead" means that the owlet can't fly anymore.
The book is actually a lesson on rumors and telling lies, and is a Caldecott Award winner. It begins with a mosquito telling a lie that sets off a chain of events that affects everyone who lives in the forest.
Next time I think I'll pull out our Rhodes Kid's Ideas Cookbook to give him more positive inspiration! ;)

1 comment:

Janalu said...

Listen, Jess and I used to add a cup of poop to every recepie we ever cooked, dead owlets aren't so bad.