underage chinese gymnast

Why didn’t I think of this?

A few years ago, I posted something on this site about wanting to dress my daughter Clementine as a sick bird for Halloween and use it an opportunity to educate my neighbors about the risk of an avian flu pandemic. I, of course, never did it, but, as coincidence would have it, another father to an adorable little Eurasian girl named Celementine several hundred miles away did. And then, somehow, through the magic of the internet, he found me and we began corresponding on our parallel existences. Anyway, we still exchange notes on Halloween costumes and the like, and he just sent me a link to a guy’s site on which he talks about dressing his young daughter as an underage Chinese gymnast. (The photo is from his site. Hopefully he doesn’t mind.) And now I’m kicking myself for not having thought of it first. I totally suck as a father.

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  1. T-enima-square
    Posted October 27, 2008 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    I thought “underage Chinese” was an oxymoron.

  2. Cesar Hechler
    Posted October 28, 2008 at 6:37 am | Permalink

    The only danger is the Chinese might see the picture and try to recruit her for the next international gymnastics tournament.

  3. Curt Waugh
    Posted October 28, 2008 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!

  4. Paw
    Posted October 28, 2008 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Sending my 4 year old son as a young coal miner. Not to make a statement. Just because it’s easy to spray him down with coal dust.

  5. K
    Posted October 29, 2008 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    I wish that other guy would start blogging…

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