Wednesday, April 02, 2008
April Fools day Martial art Karate Gi
It was April fools day, and my daughters and I wanted to pull something together that would prank the dojo without causing too much disturbance. I found an old gi that I never wear anymore, and handed the girls a package of markers, and told them to decorate the outfit. This was quite a shock, and joy to my children. In fact, when they told my son that he was allowed, and even encouraged, to color on my karate gi he instantly thought that they were pranking him with an April Fools joke. He refused to come and see at first, but then his curiosity overcame him, and he came downstairs to join in the fun.
Here are pictures of their hard work.
Please notice the fine details:
a) On the left side of the Gi Jacket you will find the words "Ohio, Watashi wa Mireille Desu" which means "Good morning, my name is Mireille." written in Hiragana by my daughter who is studying Japanese. She also decorated the right sleeve of the jacket with half of the Japanese alphabet.
b) At the top of the right side of the Gi jacket are little orange kitty prints.
c) The left sleeve arm shows that I've been "Zapped" by my daughter. This is an elementary school game played among the children.
d) I have a Maple leaf on my left shoulder.
e) The Power Puff Girls cartoon decorate the front of my pant legs. My children were chanting the Power Puff theme as they were coloring: "Using their ultra super powers, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup have dedicated their lives to fighting crime and the forces of evil!"
f) My son wrote "This is my mom." on the bottom of each pant leg just in case anyone became confused.( I guess)
g) There is a clown fish,a Rainbow, and the Avatar cartoon character decorating the back of my pant legs.
h) There is a little girl licking a lollipop on the left side of my gi jacket, and April Fools spread over the back.