Monday, January 4, 2010

A Cautionary Tale

Last week, the girls' cousins moved back from out of state
and we enjoyed a belated Christmas celebration with them
over the weekend. As part of the homecoming festivities,
we broke out our acrylic paints, wooden peg dolls (bought
in bulk years ago and saved for special occasions just
like this) and scrap cardboard. An afternoon of crafting
later, we finished this rocketship and some astronauts
and aliens (or, to be more PC: beings
from an alternative civilization).

Thus begins our tale of intergalactic relations.

See our team of astronauts with their gleaming spacecraft,

their spirits buoyant with hopes of establishing
strong ties with otherworldly alliances

as they carry with them the well-wishes of one civilization

into another.

One giant leap for pegkind etc. etc.

The request for peace talks with the governing powers

is expeditiously answered

and our ambassadors are granted an audience
with the Supreme Council of Elders.

The meeting is brief

and decisive

and our brave explorers comprehend too late
that the physical risks of space travel

are not limited merely to the relativistic effects
of traveling outside the speed of light.

Moral of the story: When on interplanetary blind dates,
it is NOT a good idea to say, "take me to your leader".


  1. That's hilarious! Thanks for sharing. I too, made little peg people as a child and still have them to this day.

  2. LOL - the tale was a nice way to start my day at work. Thank you.

  3. That is soo funny! I'll be sure to take that into account next time I travel to outer space....hihihihi

  4. Ha ha! This reminds me of an episode of The Twilight Zone I saw on New Year's Eve. "We Serve Men." You have to see it. HILARIOUS.

  5. Good thing that last one was in black and white. I don't know if I could have handled the gore!

  6. HILarious!

    I was all, "cautionary tale - is it about copyright infringement?" Oh, it was so much better!

  7. I think it's probably safer that we aren't neighbours. As much as I really really want to come over and play, our kids might get neglected while we chug microwaved Nutella and make stop motion animations with thier toys.

    I love the peg astronauts. I might have to take your lead on that, because we've got about all the right bits of recycling that are required for the international space station and need astronauts to populate it! ;)

    Always happy to see a post from you pop up in my rss feed!

  8. Serious issues here....but this is too funny :)

  9. HAHAHAHA! Did you make this up, or did your kids? :)


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