Monday, January 29, 2007

Face Painting!

There was a cute "Mardi Gras" face painting section at the Kids Carnival! Each of my kids were truly unique in their choices. Blakelynn was first--she surprised me with her choice of a Lobster. I just assumed it was going to be this cutsie little pink girly thing--but nope--it was a sparkly lobster! Barrett was too small to choose, but he's a Sesame Street, so I chose the Alligator King for him. For any of you old enough to remember that song! It was my favorite! Oh the alligator king had 7 sons....ah, the memories! Anyway, Jake chose the Bears "C" on his cheek with a Mardi Gras crown on it, and Grayson, flexing his individuality chose the Bears "C" without the crown!

Now for those of you that love the Alligator King as much as me--or just curious about what the heck I'm talking about--check him out! He's AWESOME!!

One two three four five six seven!
Said the Alligator King to his seven sons,
"I'm feelin' mighty down.
Whichever of you can cheer me up
Will get to wear my crown."

His first son brought seven oyster pearls
From the bottom of the China Sea.

The second gave him seven statues of girls
With clocks where their stomachs should be.

The third son gave him seven rubies
From the sheikdom Down There Beneath.
The King thought the rubies were cherries,
And he broke off seven of his teeth.

The fourth son tried to cheer him up
With seven lemon drops.
The King said, "I'm sorry son,
Since that ruby episode, I just haven't got the chops."

The fifth son brought the King perfume
In seven fancy silver jars;
The King took a whiff, and he broke out in spots
'Cause it smelled like cheap cigars.

The sixth son gave him seven diamond rings
To wear upon his toes.
The King snagged his foot on the royal red rug
And crumpled up his nose.

The seventh son of the Alligator King
Was a thoughtful little whelp.
He said, "Daddy, appears to me
That you could use a little help."

Said the Alligator King to his seventh son,
"My son, you win the crown.
You didn't bring me diamonds or rubies, but
You helped me up when I was down.
Take the crown; it's yours, my son.
I hope you don't mind the dents.
I got it on sale at a discount store-
Cost me all of seven cents!"