June 21, 2011

We are Obsessed with Gnomes

The day we returned from our first camping trip with the girls, none of us wanted to do anything other than sit on the couch. We were exhausted! (And FINALLY clean. There was little vegetation at the campground, so there was dirt everywhere). Once we had all showered and the washing machine was started, we called our neighbor and asked if we could borrow Gnomeo & Juliet. (We were on the wait list at the library, but it was taking too long to climb to the top of the list). Since then, there has been a gnome obsession in my house.
We watched the movie twice before returning it to the neighbor. Right now my daughters are in the play room and pretending to dress up like gnomes. They're also singing "Gnomeo, gnomeo...." (If you've seen the movie, you know what I'm talking about).
The neighbor who lent us the movie has garden gnomes galore in the backyard. Now? My daughters want gnomes! They asked the neighbor what color hats his gnomes have. Unfortunately, we won't be able to create a red/blue rivalry because his gnomes have various colored hats. My daughters want to know when we're going to go buy a gnome. I don't know... garden gnomes have always been something I've avoided. I think they're kind of creepy looking. Plus, we don't have a garden, yet. I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens.

4 comments:

MaryAnne said...

We have a stone garden gnome that was here when we bought the cat! A stone cat, too, which reminds me of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"...

Writer Lady said...

The gnomes can come to visit a while, then return to wherever they live once the girls lose interest. They could even leave some letters saying how much they wanted to go home.

reanbean said...

We haven't seen it, but I've heard it's very cute. I'm with you garden gnomes are creepy. I'm surprised your HOA doesn't have rules about them! :o)

Quadmama said...

Apparently the HOA doesn't care what's in your backyard.

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