My latest parenting mistake which I blame on my ADHD: Fi got cast as Tiger Lily in our school play (Peter Pan) so I immediately panicked. I ordered 4 (or 5) different styles of inexpensive Indian costumes on Amazon. And some plastic American Indian jewelry. And a hundred feathers and 3 headbands and stuff to make headbands in case the pre-made headbands didn’t work out. And two types of Indian feather earrings. And mocassins!
After all the stuff arrived, after we had put it all together to create the perfect American Indian costume, I found out that the school had revised Peter Pan to be “politically correct” – they took out the mermaids, removed the slang, changed the “Lost Boys” to the gender-neutral “Lost Children,” and changed the Indians to NATIVE ISLANDERS with nary a FEATHER to be had! Apparently, politically correct natives wear HULA SKIRTS and LEIS!
Who ever heard of a Tiger Lily without the iconic feather?
Now I have to go scare up a hula girl, and I’m tired. Scampering around like I do to keep one-step ahead of forgetting things is exhausting.
Next Halloween, whether they like it or not, my kids are going as a tribe of politically-incorrect Indians.
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