Thursday, October 25, 2007

24/7 Mardi Gras

Ella and Drew have been wearing Mardi Gras beads for over a month now. It all started at their friend Kate's birthday party when the beads were included in the favor bag. Ella took a liking to them right away, and Drew followed suit. For the first few days I thought it was cute. We had to make up "bead rules" such as no wearing beads to bed, no beads while eating, etc. They hang the beads on "bead hooks" otherwise known as drawer pulls, when not allowed to wear them. So right before they go to bed they hang up their beads and in the AM the first noise from their room is usually "Beads! Beads!"
After about 4 days, Ella's beads broke. I figured it was my chance to get rid of them during nap time. But after 20 min of her yelling "Beads! Beads!" frantically as she searched the house, I rescued them from the garbage. I tried taping them, tying them, and knotting them but I finally broke down and bought some more. They get laughs and smiles around town and they guard them during music class and at the park. I've noticed some other kids wearing them lately - who knows maybe Ella and Drew will start a nationwide trend :)

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