Back in February, I wrote a post about making a pirate costume for my son, with a follow-up post that explained why red silk lingerie might have been a reasonable part of the costume. And recently, I have been flooded with google searches about pirate costumes:
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Of course, it's nearing the end of the school year, and kids everywhere are putting on plays, so I assumed that the google searches came from frantic parents looking for ways to dress their kids. And I think my post would be quite helpful to these parents. I think my pirate costume skills are pretty impressive.
In fact, my youngest son is going to be in the play Peter Pan next week, and I was disappointed that he didn't get the part of a pirate. Instead he's the crocodile. It's a good part for a shy kid like him because all he has to do is crawl around on the floor. But a crocodile costume is a bit beyond my range of costume expertise.
"How do I make him look like a crocodile?" I asked another parent as we were waiting to pick up our kids. (Play practice runs late as they get near the big performance so the parents were milling about the gym impatiently.) She smiled brightly. "Oh, there are all kinds of costume ideas on the internet. Just do a google search."
I looked at the other parents with a start. How many of them had stumbled onto my blog while looking for pirate costumes?
I have told no one in my home community about my blog. No one. My husband does not read it. Or anyone in my family. None of my hometown friends either. It's an anonymous blog, completely anonymous. Now I wonder how many of these parents may have read one of my blog posts, perhaps without even realizing it was me.
Oh, well. Next week is the play. We'll see how many of the pirates show up with red silk lingerie pinned to their shoulder. Then, I'll know ....