For school, Mabel’s supposed to memorize a 14-line Shakespeare monologue, and perform it with a costume and at least one prop. Last night Mabel and I were talking about how she didn’t have anything Shakespearean to wear, and how it’s frustrating how the school just assumes it will be easy for families to throw costumes together, when for us it’s really not.
This morning I was upstairs, and overheard Mabel saying something to Dean about her monologue. I came to the top of the stairs and said, “I just got a good idea, Mabel–”
Mabel interrupted me. “I was just telling Dad I could be Titania–the fairy queen–and I could wear my Halloween dress with all the flowers on it, and a pair of our fairy wings–”
“That’s exactly what I was just going to suggest.”
Now if she could just bring her little sister as a prop.