My favorite uncle used to call me Rat, and I called him Uncle Rat. It was a reference to Robert O’Brien’s Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh, the fact that I had my nose buried in a book at a precociously young age, and my nose wiggling abilities.
We used to look for little mouse and rat related items for one another. When he found out I was getting married, he began sending me an item every couple of weeks. He died a few days before my wedding. As I walked through the hall before the event, I saw a black Halloween cat trick or treat bucket sitting on the gift table with a rat tails sticking out of it – one marshmallow and one licorice. I knew it was from him, and I proceeded to cry.
So, this Solstice we will have a mouse to put on our tree in honor of my beloved Uncle Kenny.
Our theme for September’s Families, Create! Make and Play Carnival was friends and family. Our participants shared with us different ways in which they honored friends and family with their creativity. Check out what Families Create! participants created this month:
Dionna at Code Name: Mama loves to welcome friends and family into her home, and she’s even more excited now that her family has created a new and improved living space - check out one of the many home improvement projects going on at Dionna’s house!
Please join us for October’s Families Create! Make and Play challenge. This month’s theme is Phizzwizzers!