Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Our family has an annual pig roast. I could explain how that happened, but perhaps that is a story for another time. The bottom line for today is that for the past five years, we have been the hosts of this gala event. This year, my in-laws are hosting.
This could explain why I have slightly more time on my hands this summer to do things like blog. I am NOT having over 100 people to my house. I will not have 30 or so here for several days.
To my children, this event is no less significant than Christmas. It's HUGE. Which, of course, is among the reasons the event continues. And, probably the only reason that there is a twinge of sadness that the event isn't at our house. That, and the fact that I like having people over.
In any case, I have not had much chance to be online because I am preparing for an event on the order of magnitude of Christmas. The above picture is of the dress I made for my daughter for the event. In case the picture is not clear, that is a 3T dress made out of pigs-wallowing-in-mud fabric. Honestly, I would consider cutting corners and buying one, but I have noticed that few manufacturers make dresses featuring pigs wallowing in mud. Shocking, isn't it?
I should, of course, have a picture of the collared shirt I am making for my son that features "pigs-riding-on-motorcycles", except that it is not done. It will be done tomorrow night, in time for the weekend festivities.
I am not sure why these are not popular themes, especially considering the big holiday this time of year. Really, just ask my kids. I tucked them in tonight and the last words out of their mouths?
"Happy Pig Roast, Mommy."