Monday, April 30, 2007

Happy Is - Diving In


Happy is kicking serious ass in her History Class! by doing a photo shoot dressed as a girl from the 1940's who becomes a nurse during WWII. Happy has also coerced her dad to dress in period costume and appear in said photo shoot as a soldier stationed in Pearl Harbor circa 1941.
For me, happy is having a babydaddy who is not only willing to do this for his daughter, but who also happens to be a fantastic history buff. He gobbles up big books of it...knows dates and shit....timelines by heart.
Happy is doing the extra credit, even. Inviting her classmate named Tess (isn't that a sweet name?) along for the photo shoot. Also providing her with a costume Happy herself put together. Location: Camp San Luis where they have wartime planes and other military crap.
And again for me, besides the momming of it all...I get to take the pictures! How much fun is that going to be?!? A month of Happy Tuesdays, let me tell you. We get to be a part of history...all black & white con todo gray areas. As I am plotting on making this an anti-war experience for my little girl....Think I can do it? Can it even be done? Seriously, I'm a little worried about glorifying war, here. And we can't have that. War sucks.

6 comments:

knitsteel said...

I'm looking forward to this series of happy tuesdays!

Beta Fishy said...

That sounds like an amazing project. And it makes me miss school, just a little bit.

I think that you can do anything, so anti-war? Hell yeah!

changapeluda said...

Oh thanks guys, for the votes of confidence....
they mean a lot to me.

sniff sniff

:0]

changapeluda said...

i mean

;0}

pinda said...

Happy! the swimming pool is at the other side!

the heartful blogger said...

I think Happy's smart enough to know that war has more than one face to it. And though she's captured the era of the 40's so well in her assignment, I'm sure your "make love not war" heart will not have gone unnoticed by her! Especially since the 60s, 70s and Vietnam are part of history too...