Here’s a repost from St. Patrtick’s Day 2012.
When I got married, one of my students surprised me by giving me a bobble-headed garden gnome. It wasn’t really my style, but I was so touched that I treasured it. It was the first casualty of parenthood when Max smashed it as a baby. Andres glued it back together and it survived another year with most of his parts. Isn’t it strange what odd objects end up holding so much history?
Well, gnome, today is your lucky day: you get your very own head-to-toe makeover!
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day I cleaned him up, painted his hat, belt and buttons green, and gave his hair a much needed color job. He put on some green- colored contacts and his transformation was complete! A bit of gold glitter around his spade and shoes gives a clue as to what he’s been up to.
Doesn’t he look grand? He will be hidden along with pots of gold in our backyard for St. Patrick’s Day.