A man in a matchbox, a cockroach and Annie M.G. Schmidt

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Try to imagine this: Evening time, calm and quiet, soft light and you and your beloved partner sitting together and sewing a cockroach costume …yes yes the beauty of parenting…:-)

Last Friday my daughter’s class celebrated the end of Annie M.G. Schmidt theme (the most loved and wonderful children’s writer in Holland).The kids could dress up to one of the characters in her books.
Of course, Romi chose the most challenging character “Zaza” the cute cockroach…. Why choose otherwise?… icon wink A man in a matchbox, a cockroach and Annie M.G. Schmidt
So we cut, sewed and ironed the cutest cockroach costume we could come up with and what a great success it was…:-)

And another project – one that I had initiated myself (just couldn’t resist) was making of “Wiplala” – (Wiplala is a tiny little man who can do magic) Romi drew him, and together we made his matchbox bed.

It took me back to one of my favorite books as a child “The little man” by Erich Kastner…So many nights I use to dream about him…

Try to imagine this: Evening time, calm and quiet, soft light and you and your beloved partner sitting together and sewing a cockroach costume … yes yes the beauty of parenting…:-)
Last Friday my daughter’s class celebrated the end of Annie M.G. Schmidt theme (the most loved and wonderful children’s writer in Holland). The The The TheĀ  could dress up to one of the characters in her books.
Of course, Romi chose the most challenging character “Zaza” the cute cockroach…. Why choose otherwise)
So we cut, sewed and ironed the cutest cockroach costume we could come up with and what a great success it was…:-) 

And another project – one that I had initiated myself (just couldn’t resist) was making of “Wiplala” – (Wiplala is a tiny little man who can do magic) Romi drew him, and together we made his matchbox bed.

It took me back to one of my favorite books as a child “The little man” by Erich Kastner…So many nights I use to dream about him…