Friday, October 16, 2009
Local Gnomey Report!
Looks like we may have some fallout over the Gnomes that are living under the Flower girls deck. I think that due to a lack of attention they might be getting ready to move back to my shop. But before they do, I have one more thing to spring on the Flower girls. On Sunday I'll be at Dahlia's 5th birthday party. I will tell the girls a story that I learned when I was at the last woodcarving event. One of the carvers said his wife was raised in Scandinavia and is a real collector of all things Gnome. And after talking to her, I am not entirely sure that she doesn't still believe in them. I asked her for some ideas that I could use with the Flower girls, that would, among other things ensure their continued belief in the Gnomes. She went through whole list of things that Gnomes have been known to do when they feel neglected; most of which would surely scare the bejebbers out of the girls. But some of the tricks the Gnomes will pull I might just spring on the girls. It goes like this; when a Gnome feels neglected (when their humans don't remember to occasionally leave little treats for them) they may hide one of the humans toys. Now that it's colder at night, I'll ask the girls if they ever wake up at night and their covers are off. Neglected Gnomes have been known to pull the covers off kids that don't leave them treats. We'll have to see what happens. If all else fails the Gnomes will move back to my shop. Then I'll have to remember to leave them treats and not neglect them.