LAY-DEEZ and GEN-tehl-men!!!!!

May 7, 2009

Lauren, Prototype

My preschoolers are putting on a circus for the last day of preschool next week, and while their acts are going to be incredible – a chicken on a tightrope, people – I am most excited to be playing the role of ringmaster. Oh, the power!

I need a costume, though, so I went browsing at a thrift store. I scored a tuxedo-looking ladies’ shirt and a black velour jacket that is positively spangled with silver glitter. It needed some modification, though. Sooooo – chop!

“Ladies and Gentleman! Behold the wonder that is still a jacket with value!! Watch in awe and horror as the Magnificent Lauren chops without pattern, plan or skill!”

“That’s right, folks – she’s using white thread! For though she does not have black thread, she knows how to wield a Sharpie!”


“Direct your attention to the finished product! Short in the front and long in the back! Yes, good people, she is wearing a mullet! Note how she does not fear holding the butt of that wild animal! Such bravery!”


See you at the circus. You’ll have to draw your own ticket.

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About Lauren

Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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15 Responses to “LAY-DEEZ and GEN-tehl-men!!!!!”

  1. Brad Said on:

    You MUST take a picture of the chicken on a tightrope.

    Put Cricket on a tightrope too, while you’re at it. I bet that would be amazing!


  2. Brady G. Said on:

    All I got is that the last picture, caption and write up made me laugh out loud (and I am covering the prayer vigil).


  3. Deborah Said on:

    Wow! A circus! The kindergarten graduation I’m doing at the end of May is just about putting me over the edge. You’re amazing!


  4. Kristi Said on:

    You are incredible, Lauren! Will you be adding a top-hat to the ensemble?


  5. Annette Said on:

    The skill set is sustainable….you will make it until you are 60!


  6. Rae Said on:

    Absolutely amazing! Will you bring the circus attire to the family reunion and help all the Sommerer kiddos do one????


  7. Peggy Said on:

    You are incredible!!! Excellent tailoring skills! I think you are the one with all the super powers. Oh and please make a video of the circus….please, please, please!!!!


  8. Jessica Said on:

    That’s awesome! I love thrift stores. And cat butts.


  9. Lloyd Said on:

    When I picked Lauren up yesterday, some of the the kids showed me their acts. They were pretty amazing. There was a strong man and a tight rope walker. One guy could pluck his eyeball out of his head and put it back; another could pull the tip of his thumb off and reconnect it. Amazing stuff.


  10. Curt Said on:

    Well done Lauren! Ehhem…..Ringmaster!


  11. Curt Said on:

    Is Seward in the mountain time zone?


  12. Amy Said on:

    That jacket is so cute!! You should wear it every once in a while still : )


  13. Kristi Said on:

    So do we get to hear more about the actual circus performance???


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