Chloe came home from school a couple weeks ago on a Wednesday night and announced she was asking a boy to the Halloween dance that night at 8 pm.
"Whoa, whoa, whoa, really? You just turned 16, don't we want to gradually work up to the dating thing?", I questioned.
"If I don't ask tonight, he'll be asked by Friday, " she responds. "I have to."
"Okay, well the dance is in like 6 weeks, are you sure this must be done tonight?" I doubted.
"I'm sure. I'm just glad you are so creative Mom, I'm sure you can think of something really cool," she brown-nosed.
No pressure there. I had the Guynn wedding the next day and she had a Young Women's activity that night, so time was of the essence. Chloe and I speed brainstormed for 10 minutes. The result: Uncle Sam and his slogan, "I want you!" marry The Wizard of Oz's Wicked Witch of the West, and her finger-pointing threatening line, "I'll get you, and your little dog too!" We discussed what the picture inserted at the end of the book should look like. It would be the Wicked Witch of the West, and she should be pointing her long, green fingers at him (Eddie), when he opens the book. Chloe found the perfect image online in 2 minutes, maybe less, gotta love Google. We made a quick trip to D. I. to purchase a couple of books. Then Matt saved the day and drilled the massive hole. I lettered, painted, glued, burned and packaged, at Chloe's request, after all, who was asking who to the dance anyway?
After all was said and delivered, I had the sinking feeling that we had just set the bar very high for Chloe's invitations and acceptances to the potential 36 other high school dances for the next 3 years, and then there is still Elsa and June to follow ... I sure hope he says "yes", or there is going to be one mad witch at our house, possibly two. And we might get his little dog too. (long cackle)
|Who does he answer? |
Hint: This book belongs to Chloe Ferre.
|Is she sending subliminal messages in the book titles she chose? Quite Possibly.|
|A new wax seal from my recent purchase at Tail of the Yak.|
|Just when I thought we were done with the project, Chloe wanted to burn and distress the cover page. |
Details, details, I just don't know where she gets that from ...
Eddie, I hope you have the heart of the tin man and say "Yes!" Just follow the Yellow Brick Road up 114th, you can't miss us on the north side. She's patiently at home clicking her heels together for your affirmative reply, but her dad has considered sending the winged-monkeys after you.
(an even longer cackle)