How did Rumpus tangle get its name?
Rick and Maria’s granddaughter asked that the next tile be named Rumpus.
I wonder if she knew the story, Where the Wild Things Are
by Maurice Sendak
In this lovely childrens book he writes “let the wild rumpus start.” Can’t you just see the children running around, in and out of the ribbons in this tile.
Too fun. A great name.
This story of only 338 words focuses on a young boy named Max who, after dressing in his wolf costume, wreaks such havoc through his household that he is sent to bed without his supper. Max’s bedroom undergoes a mysterious transformation into a jungle environment, and he winds up sailing to an island inhabited by malicious beasts known as the “Wild Things.” After successfully intimidating the creatures, Max is hailed as the king of the Wild Things and enjoys a playful romp with his subjects. However, he starts to feel lonely and decides to return home, to the Wild Things’ dismay. Upon returning to his bedroom, Max discovers a hot supper waiting for him.
“Sprinkle the orbs around” is Maria’s first comment to get started with the first step. Watch Rumpus unfold from there.
In the next post: the enthatching technique. Have you heard of it?
I decided to add a personal touch to some books I gave at Christmas this year. The book is an old favourite of mine, one every woman should have. Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathmach. It was the perfect activity to be doing in such a busy season.
And now let us begin the New Year
Full of things that have never been.