Tuesday, March 26, 2013

American Girls

To follow up on Magdalena's Global Day attire:

I think we did quite nicely.

In this picture, Miriam is dressed up as her favorite book character to celebrate her school's Book Day. In case you can't tell (ahem), she's Mary Ingalls, circa Little House in the Big Woods. Her choice. The deliberations were pretty intense between Mary or Laura, but she finally decided on Mary the night before Book Day. And the night before Book Day, this was the best costume we could put together.

The thing is, she goes to a British-curriculum international school located in the Middle East, so I was afraid her character choice would fall flat, i.e., no one would know who the heck Mary Ingalls was. It sounds like maybe that happened a little bit, but it also sounds like people dressed up as book characters from all kinds of books, British and otherwise, obscure and otherwise, so she fit right in. The point was not to choose the most recognizable book character (though apparently there were plenty of Harrys and Hermiones), but your favorite book character.

She's already thinking about who she might dress up as next year. The frontrunner at the moment is Mary Lennox, or maybe Laura Ingalls.

After I took the above picture, I mentioned to Miriam and Magdalena that they were both American Girls. Miriam was American Girl from the olden days (to me, LHOP is the apotheosis of "the olden days"), and Magdalena was American Girl from 2013. They thought that was the neatest thing ever and giggled about it all the way until it was time to go to school.

I think it's kind of the neatest thing ever, too.


Suzanne Bubnash said...

How fun that they had this experience together, of being American girls from different eras.

Kathy Haynie said...

Without a doubt, Magdalena is VERY IN with those boots. Truly, that's all I see at high school every day. Boots, boots, boots. Very American / modern.

Myrna Layton said...

Of course Miriam is Mary Ingalls--with that lovely blonde hair. I knew her instantly :o)

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