Friday, June 13, 2008

Priceless

One week at Camp Invention. And two pieces of "art" that are now in my house:


$400.00


One week of sleep away Camp. And a candle that resembles a phallus...also at my house...prominently displayed in the dining room:


$800.00

Two weeks of kid-free days to blog and procrastinate:

$Priceless


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66 comments:

Angie said...

Great post! And could they MAKE bigger art?! Love the candle though. They will be horribly embarrassed about it in a few (I mean 30!) years.

Kat said...

Angie--Ahhh...but we could have come home with their rocket ships, too. But alas, someone else in their group claimed those first. Alas, alas, alas...

And the candles...you should have seen the other two...that broke. They were quite similar...with big, bulbous "nodules" on either side. But, alas...they were disposed of before I got my camera out. So, so sad...

Joye said...

very interesting art! The candle comment had me laughing...

Kat said...

Hey Joye! I've missed seeing you around...hope your classes are going well...and that you are having fun practing for that other thing on your list of "chores" for the summer ;-)

We are leaving in an hour for Texas...and what am I doing? Showering? Packing? Feeding my children? Alas, alas, alas...

Debbie said...

Interesting! But at least you got to have endless hours blogging and procrastinating!

Talisman said...

Goodness, where exactly does one put art that big?

Teri said...

I think you really need to consider an addition to your home. Everyone needs an art gallery. Wonder if you could market that candle? We have a Love Shack in our town. I'm just sayin'.

Elena said...

Science camp starts Monday for us. Can't wait! :)

Lula! said...

Wait a minute, Kat--that ain't no phallic symbol. The red and purple part of the candle is obviously an abstract vagina.

And NO, before everyone asks if mine looks like that.

I'm just sayin'. It's a tootie.

"With the lights out it's less dangerous..."

Rhea said...

ROFL That's...umm...some artwork you got there. WOW. It's all big and colorful and that candle, whatever it is, is clearly rated R. lol

This was the funniest post I've seen in a while. I am laughing so hard.

BTW, you better have scheduled some posts while you're gone to Texas...I need me some KAT fixes!! DAILY!

Oh, yeah, have a great time!!

Rhea said...

I still can't get over the uniqueness of that candle. lol

I love that you leave in an hour and you're blogging. That sounds like me. lol

Where did you get that awesome thing on Katie's head? My boys would LOVE that. The girls both look so cute and hip.

insane mama said...

Hmmm, not sure if it's R rated or I need more coffee, maybe I should come back in an hour or so...
Now, on to the bigger pieces, tell those kids of yours to turn them into cleaning robots and you will be good to go!!

SKELLER said...

You forgot to add that with all that "homemade" art in your home now, you look like a mom who gets points for doing crafts with the kiddos (shhh.... we only know it's from camp because you said so!)

Angie said...

OMG Kat, I'm ROFLMAO at that candle. Hysterical! She will definitely be embarrassed by it in another 10 years, so make sure you keep it in pristine condition. I have 2 summers to go before I can ship mine off for at least half days during the summer. Sigh... :-)

Firefly mom said...

Wow - the creativity that is running through your children is, is, is...indescribable! I'm thinking you should save that candle to whip out the first time she has a boy over for dinner. *snort* The joy you'd get from seeing the look on her face would be "priceless".

Heather said...

That is one fine specimen of a candle, Kat. Seriously. I'm laughing so hard right now, I have no words.

Lauren Horsley said...

Ok - no blog has EVER made me blow Coke out my nose like you just did with this post! Your girls are darling and their inventions are truly inspiring - though don't ask me what exactly the candle inspires one to do.

PS - I'm here from SITS - don't you love that place?

Shannon said...

ya gotta love those kid free days!!

Kristen Schiffman said...

Oh. That. Candle.

lol. I mean, come on. It is PERFECT. And I know it just must mesh wonderfully with the rest of your home decor.

Missy said...

Seriously, your daughters will want to crawl under a ROCK when they get older and see that candle! Add some change to the therapy fund baby! (:

Half-Past Kissin' Time said...

I love camp! Even though mine are old enough to fend for themselves, I look forward to the quiet house. Kinda sad, though, as it's a reminder that they will be gone for good all too soon...

Kimba said...

Those are some serious works of art! Do you think they could be a little bigger! But the kids look so proud.

Kimba

Kristi said...

The large sculpture looks like a "robot" that my sister and I made out of veggie cans as children - very creative!

EmBee said...

Oh, I can't stop laughing over that candle... It's not only phallic but resembles something you might see in an ob/gyn's office.

One things for sure, your kids will never doubt your devotion to their artistic skills.

Melanie said...

Simply wonderful. That will be an embarresing picture for the future. I do believe that could be worse than the dreaded bathtub pictures.

Toni said...

omg hahahhaha at the candle but I totally hear you on the priceless one LOL

Tracy P. said...

Oh my gosh! That designer candle belongs in an art museum! Lucky you!!

Lula! said...

YAY, Kat...SITS fame via a penisy/vagina-esque candle.

It's a tootie. I maintain my stance on the issue.

Have a FUN day, girl!

At Home Redesigns said...

But the kids are cute!

Rhea said...

That candle still cracks me up. Over and over and over again. It would make a funny (but risque) greeting card...

Sunshine said...

Oh NoWAH...it is much to early for my eyes to see that! It's not even 7 a.m.! Good lord! I was just talking about camp w/my mom last night and getting my girls in it next year, etc...

I do love me some candles...

P.S. Saw ya on SITS!

Bottles Barbies & Boys said...

Okay don't be greedy with that check book now, my kids want to go!

Sherri said...

Hey SITS sista!! Don't you love kid art? and alone (blogging) time?

scargosun said...

Wow. That candle. Hmmmm...

Cool camp though.

Me said...

Oh yes. Why o why can't the summer camps and latch keys and grade school teachers please have mercy with some of these art projects they send home???

MomMega said...

HA! LOVE the candle! That is great!

Cristin said...

That candle would provide my husband with an endless supply of raunchy jokes....got a few running through my head as a matter of fact.... priceless!!!

Adiel said...

This is awesome! Too funny!

Suzanne's Blog, Jane's Blog said...

You gota love kids and their art work, we also have lots of artwork around the house, but nothing that compares, specially in size.

Karen said...

Oh dear, that candle really cracks me up !!! You really , really need to save it, so you can bring it out at a later date. :-)

Don't you just love kids and their *art work* :-)

Jennifer said...

Oh how funny!! I'm cracking up over the candle!

Congrats on being featured SITS mama!

Mama Dawg said...

I LOVE the candle! Too funny!

Simply Stork said...

love the candle...we made wonderful huge shark teeth in our homeschool center's art class...all the children paraded through the center with them and all the mama's at once said...uh what is it? "it's a huge tooth..what elce could it be???"

(I didn't know shark teeth could ever resemble male anatomy???...)

Ours is not displayed on our kitchen table...:o)

what a good mama you are :o)

~simply~

Mrs. R said...

Love the candle. And, your girls are so cute!

Debbie said...

Nice candle! I would pay way more than that for some peaceful blogging!

Merrie said...

If I'm ever a stay at home mom during the summer again, I'll SO be looking into camp for my kids. What a wise choice. :)

Mama's Losin' It said...

Congrats on your special day!! I bet your in comment heaven.

Can I get the info. for that camp? I've got a one year old who is DYING to go.

Hairline Fracture said...

Oh, that is too funny about the candle. And it looks like you've got some very creative daughters.

insane mama said...

Congrats on your day, I already love you...remember all of us little ones when your day is done. :)

Vicki said...

Oh NO! I may seem like a bad mom writing this, but I hate all the crap that they create and bring home from church/camps/playgroups, etc. I'm all for keeping a few pieces of artwork, don't get me wrong, but so far all of the pieces I want to keep have been made at home.

Don't the people that run these places understand!?!?

Neurotically Yours: said...

Too funny!!

Blarney said...

After seeing those HUGE projects you are now the owner of it kinda puts those clay school trinket Mother's Day gifts I got in a new light!

Deb said...

Ah, bliss...

Staci said...

Oh what i would do with two days....im jealous!!!!

Swirl Girl said...

It's not the size of the candle that matters....it's how long the wick can burn!!

ps- you lucky #%#@...you got 2 hours???

www.swirlgirlspearls.blogspot.com

Angela said...

Swirl girl: that comment is hilarious!

Caroline said...

Wow, you'll really want to hang onto those masterpieces forever! Do you happen to have an extra room just for them? And the candle, I hit the floor laughing at that one! Hysterical.

Jennifer P. said...

We need to start a camp of our own---recruit all our blogless friends to watch our kiddos while we get the same luxury you had!

Hold on to that art. It might be worth something some day!

Gina said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

Michelle said...

I'd like to just giggle. A lot. I'm sooo looking forward to the years that will be coming when I'll have wee ones in school and in camp and not in my hair (not that I don't enjoy spending time with them...).

Marla said...

thank you so much for the laugh! today was the last day of school and I was just figuring out what to do with all the "stuff" that came home from the year of first grade.

Judy Haley said...

um that candle scareded me.

lfamily5 said...

Visiting Via SITS - HA HA HA HA! I am laughing so hard right now!

Karen said...

That is some large camp art! Funny post!

Gina said...

That would be great if I could figure out how to get rid of 5 of them for 2 weeks without taking out a second mortgage.

TMI said...

The phallic symbol is killin me! Thanks for the laughs