For the kids' birthday, we bought them some hand puppets based on the picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Andrew got the caterpillar, Emma got the butterfly, and I got the pupa when the caterpillar is digesting itself inside-out.
I strung an old bed sheet between two chairs and told the kids to put on a puppet show. I remember as a kid, I used to put on puppet shows for my sister with an old bed sheet. Later in life, I just wanted to strangle my sister with the sheet. But for now, Emma and Andrew were going to cooperate nicely and recreate The Very Hungry Caterpillar story.
Oh wait. Did I say cooperate? Did I say nicely? What was I thinking? What was suppose to be a simple puppet show became an example of a totalitarian dictatorship! Emma tried to take charge of the puppet show, but when Andrew ignored her, you witnessed the meltdown of a burgeoning Emma empire.
Here's the video: