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Offline Nidhoggr

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Re: You might be a Ren parent if.............
« Reply #90 on: January 26, 2014, 05:57:07 PM »
My Daughter actually took her first steps at our faire site during Celtic Fest.  I was the happiest pirate ever lol.

You might be a ren parent if... When your daughter takes her first steps at faire, you and several of your buddies from faire get excited and toast to it and celebrate with mead.

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Re: You might be a Ren parent if.............
« Reply #91 on: February 11, 2014, 09:24:01 AM »
...you find yourself wondering how bad it would be to take your kids out of school for a week so you could camp out between the two weekends of a favorite faire.
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Re: You might be a Ren parent if.............
« Reply #92 on: February 24, 2014, 03:03:22 AM »
You might be a renparent if you can't sleep, it's 4am, and you want to practice Bodhran so you use the cover of a duplicate D&D book you have as a surface to practice on since the actual Bodhran would wake your sleeping two year old who would inevitably want to try and play it and dance to it.

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Re: You might be a Ren parent if.............
« Reply #93 on: February 24, 2014, 09:18:48 AM »
 You may be a ren-grandparent if:
 You get up in the middle of the night to tear into the bins of unused garb, because you just remembered you did not give away that lovely braided leather belt you now want to use for your granddaughter's Merida outfit: and that you also remembered where that mini quiver is..*squee*.

 Both now hang over a long-unused sprang loom in the corner.
   
   
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Re: You might be a Ren parent if.............
« Reply #94 on: March 30, 2014, 10:30:58 PM »
when first seeing little mini 12 pack Powerades, your first thought is 'Hey, those would be perfect for the kids for faire' followed quickly by a mental tally of how many faires you have scheduled to stock up since the things are on sale.

you understand the easy-to-clean value of cotton and linen in kid garb, and can fill the washing machine with said garb, doing so on a regular basis.

you have no problem making test runs on leatherwork projects in half scale, to not waste if it doesn't work, and one if not both of the renrats will want it if it does.

you understand the difference between a continental bow, and a kid sized longbow.

your son refuses to dance unless he's wearing a kilt.

you spend as much time researching period toys and games as you do on your garb.
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Re: You might be a Ren parent if.............
« Reply #95 on: June 03, 2014, 09:34:47 AM »
you look across an encampment full of kids and notice most of them are wearing your kids' hand-me-down garb.
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Re: You might be a Ren parent if.............
« Reply #96 on: June 03, 2014, 09:45:57 AM »
Almost all of the family pictures in hanging on your walls has everyone in garb, including your wedding pics!
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Re: You might be a Ren parent if.............
« Reply #97 on: August 02, 2014, 11:38:56 PM »
your daughter's favorite warm weather pjs is her linen chemise.
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Re: You might be a Ren parent if.............
« Reply #98 on: November 17, 2014, 02:37:27 PM »
....  your 3 year old child not only has a dress up trunk with lots of princess and fantasy things in it but also has a Ren faire trunk.  AND she know the difference between them.

me:  Go put your kitty cat cloak in your costume trunk.
her:  No mommy that is for faire.  (she goes and puts it in a special drawer. Then picks up a wizard outfit)  This is dress up mommy.

So sayth the child :) 
It is kind of strange watching your personal history become costume.

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Re: You might be a Ren parent if.............
« Reply #99 on: November 18, 2014, 11:34:26 AM »
lol!
My son still runs around the house in his cloak, I haven't been able to get into the storage box. He likes to put it on and crouch on the floor to scare the dog.  I'm happy it gets used!
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Re: You might be a Ren parent if.............
« Reply #100 on: November 18, 2014, 03:22:52 PM »
lol!
My son still runs around the house in his cloak, I haven't been able to get into the storage box. He likes to put it on and crouch on the floor to scare the dog.  I'm happy it gets used!
Since she got to wear the cat "skin"  cloak for faire, she has now decided she wants one to wear as her everyday "coat".  It's been added to the sewing list. /sigh
It is kind of strange watching your personal history become costume.

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Re: You might be a Ren parent if.............
« Reply #101 on: November 18, 2014, 05:13:45 PM »
....  your 3 year old child not only has a dress up trunk with lots of princess and fantasy things in it but also has a Ren faire trunk.  AND she know the difference between them.

Just wait until you start getting complaints that the garb chest is too small. My daughter has her chest, and has more garb hanging in the closet than mundanes.

and of course: ... you daughter gets named queen of the fools' court, and spends an entire weekend condemning people to drubbings and dunkings. No 7 year old should ever wield such power...
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Re: You might be a Ren parent if.............
« Reply #102 on: March 20, 2015, 07:10:05 AM »
When you 3 year old get a knight jacket and immediately says "I need a sword and shield!"
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Re: You might be a Ren parent if.............
« Reply #103 on: March 24, 2015, 10:13:21 AM »
I still have my sons first wooden sword and shield from when he was 5 years old.  He begged to sit in the front row of the mud show; the shield and sword were splashed with mud.   Once he got older and lost interest in the wooden shield and sword, I carefully wrapped and stored then.   I recently moved, and among my possessions I found the shield and sword splashed with dried mud.  My son is now 20.   :)

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Re: You might be a Ren parent if.............
« Reply #104 on: March 31, 2015, 05:18:37 PM »
I finally get to post in this thread!!

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