Friday, March 07, 2008

Miss Bones !














It was Ruhi's Fancy Dress competition today ! I got the Skeleton idea from the internet upon spotting a boy dressed up for halloween ! I did some quick research and wrote a rather funny rhyme about bones. I didn't know there are a good 206 of them in our body ! I dressed her up in black tights, black gloves and a black skinny jumper. The white chart paper  bones, ribs etc were stuck by double sided tape and staple pins on the bony little thing and pronto ! She looked the perfect 'Mr Bones".

She had memorized the rhyme really well and I was quite amused when yesterday I found her recording her audition on my phone on the sly, and playing it back to herself to hear how she sounded ! Last year she went as an Alarm Clock with two steel 'Katoris' stuck on her head and stood first !! A year before that I painted her as Nemo Fish and she stood third !! I was quite relaxed till she walked up on stage - walking again like a scared little deer - and my heart went thumping mad. She said her lines perfectly, albiet softly and she won the second prize.

I still cant figure how my shy, unsure little poppet gets the prize every year !!



@alarm clock at 5 years

  














@Nemo Fish at 4 years

6 comments:

the mad momma said...

see!!! you can stop worrying already :)

she wins because you're a remarkably imaginative costume maker...

i was frantic a few months ago when i sent the brat...

Solitaire said...

Awwww so cute!! I remember my fancy dress competitions when I was a child. I won the first prize for being a japanese adorning a kimono and holding a fan. I remember wanting to pull my eyes up with a safety pin so they looked oriental!

Anonymous said...

Just relax ....just wait let ur kidz grow up a little .***** was equally shy and I was at my wit's end.Guilt was in each and every dealing with ..in the back of my mind was the question am i being too harsh must be something I am doin g all wrong ...then one fine day i met a teacher who said Mrs Shrivastava your daughter is a very nice child but very shy with your permission can I deal with it ...I said be my guest and the rest is history

Anjuli said...

congratulations on her getting the prize!! I would have awarded the prize- looking at how cute she looks in her costumes...but then doesn't mama get the prize as well (for having the creativity to create the costumes?)! :)

yes, it is nice to meet you too!

Aditi said...

congrats!
all the costumes are fantastic - you're very creative!

I'm glad ruhi won.... maybe being 'different' ain't that bad a thing, eh?

~nm said...

Quite neat ideas! But if it wasn't for Ruhi's confidence there would be no prizes :)