Clint is learning about early civilizations in school, and all of the students were encouraged to do some extra credit projects at home. Clint brought home a list of projects that have to do with Egypt. We chose projects that we could get the highest amounts of points for...so we would have to do fewer projects...not because we are over-achievers. Pictured above is an Egyptian Boat, An Egyptian Board Game, an Egyptian Plow (attached to 2 of Derek's Dinosaurs after we failed to make cows out of play-dough...we tried), A Pyramid, made out of cardboard with sandpaper bricks glued to it, A coffin with eyes, and a mummy.
We asked our neighbor to donate an old Barbie to be our Mummy. But she was too big to fit in our coffin. As we agonized over what to do about it, I decided to chop off Barbie's feet at the ankles so she could fit. I don't know why this seems so horrific to me. I was telling my friend how horrible I felt about chopping poor Barbie's feet off. I felt bad enough when I shaved her head. My friend said "well, no one is playing with her anymore, and you could replace Barbie if your neighbor ever wants her back". But that was not really what was troubling me. I do appreciate my neighbor for donating her old used Barbie, but what was really bothering me, was that I think I have just seen Toy Story a few too many times...
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