18.2.12

A bridge?


Yesterday M celebrated carnival in school. The theme of this year was 'Rotterdam', the city where we live in. So, I said to M, you may choose: do you want to be the Euromast, the KPN building or the Erasmusbrug? Full of enthusiasm she told me that she wanted to be the bridge! No wonder, because she is connected to this icon, passing it by bike every day a few times. But there was a request: mama, please make of photo of me by the bridge. And here she is. It's the evidence that a person can turn into a bridge! (What you see on her cheeks are some matching birds I quickly drew this morning.)

This week she worked hard every spare time she had: she designed, drilled, painted, fixed the cables and fixed the cars. Of course we wanted to be able to use the cars again afterwards, so we came up with a good idea: for each car two holes under two diagonal wheels were drilled. Then an elastic hair tie up through the holes and around the wheels. The pylons were made out of a double layer of light weighted foamboard and painted in our lightbluegrey wall color (now I realized that we have the color of the bridge at home!). The deck was made of thin plywood, that M finished in blackboard paint. To 'wear' the bridge M had to step in and then turn the bridge 90°  around her body. This way she could carry it on her hips, but we added two shoulder straps as well.


After school we partly took the metro back home. M was very attractive under the ground as well as above; she got a lot of compliments of passers by! That's probably why she preferred to walk all the way back home from the bridge.


These are some pics at school and going back home.

Look at these creative Rotterdam buildings (Euromast, kubuswoningen, Potlood)!
For those insiders who are interested in L as well: she wanted to be a cleaner (to be more precisely: ours, called Maria) once again.

12 comments:

Petra said...

Wat ontzettend gaaf! En niks hergebruik van de auto's; ophangen die handel in die coole vide van je!

Petit a Petit and family said...

Wow! This is so cool... I love it ;) I wish we had carnival in Canada.

Martine Bakx said...

Hee wat hip, verkleed als de Erasmusbrug. Dat vind ik erg cool als verkleeddeskundige. Ik heb je post dan ook even getwitterd. Groet!

MUS said...

oh geweldig zeg! wat prachtig gemaakt. …en ik geef haar groot gelijk om het laatste stuk terug naar huis te lopen

Trula said...

Such a great idea. She must have been really proud.

Kickcan & Conkers said...

Fantastic! I've shown this to my youngest son Miles and he loved it too. Bravo!

EMMA EN MONA said...

Dat is zo geweldig!

granitegirl08 said...

That is so incredibly cool!!! Well done on your daughter's part, and you too - and the school/community. All around cool.

Larissa said...

Wow! Just. Wow. That's quite an effort. All the details! I'm so impressed.

Leah Eash said...

Amazing!!
XOXO Leah
Montana's City Girl
http://montanascitygirl.blogspot.com/

Oon said...

Oh, waaw! Wat hebben jullie toch altijd geweldige idee├źn! En wat een werk! Heel erg mooi van jullie allebei.

maarnietvangrijs said...

Geweldig!! Mijn meiden hebben al meerdere malen met open mond zitten kijken naar deze foto's! (we wonen in Rotterdam en de meiden zijn altijd 'op zoek' naar de Erasmusbrug, waar in de stad we ook zijn)

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