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Every year Flyinge school hosts Tokiga Dagen a couple of days before classes are out for the summer. Tokiga Dagen means "the Crazy Day" and the kids dress up in all kinds of silly costumes and have a parade and winners are picked for best outfit and they have different stations to go to and play at all during the day. One year she wore Anders' much-too-big-for-her suit & dress shoes. Last year she was a hobo. This year?

She was a hotdog stand.

It was all her own idea. Anders helped with getting a box down from the attic to cut up and he designed the condiment bottles, though I did the implementation and printing. He also made up and printed the newsbills on the side and the menu (under Karin's direction). She made up the name of her kiosk (SYLTAN, which means "a small not-very-fancy place that serves food"*) and drew the hotdog and ketchup & mustard squiggles and name-graffiti.

She also accidentally touched the glue gun and burned the heck out of the side of her palm, raising a nasty little blister and screaming fit to raise the dead, shooting me out of my chair on the other side of the house and into the kitchen at the speed of light. Sheesh.

Click to view the sides of the kiosk:

In a gross miscarriage of justice, she DIDN'T WIN. 2 girls dressed as an A-Fil** carton won.

*Don't ask me. I thought it meant The Jam
**Sour milk. It's a Swedish breakfast thing. Again, don't ask me.

Also, in regards to the mismatched socks? Don't ask me. Apparently, it's all the rage these days. Even Martin's caught the fashion bug.
mood: content
music: Kings of Convenience—I'd Rather Dance With You


A great idea-Karin! I do think you should have won for such an original idea. I like your socks- looks like you spilled too much pickle relish and catsup on your feet! :0 Love, Lizardmom

It's Anders and his insidious hot-dog-loving influence! :D

Very creative! Also, I like thinking of all the kids wandering around the hallways, bumping into each other with their hot dog stands and fil cartons. Silliness at the end of the school year is the best!

haha! I thought it was hilarous about the A-fil carton, myself. :D

From Megsie

Karin is so adorable in her costume. I can't believe she didn't win! Did everyone dress up with a food theme? Maybe the judges were hungry. With that kind of "out of the box" thinking, I doubt this is a future career prophesy. Although, if you serve the best hot dogs...

Re: From Megsie

No, there was no theme, everyone just dresses up however they want. One girl was a Na'vi. One boy was Elvis. And one was "sport-crazy" with various sports paraphernalia all over him. :)

The Jam = Sylten
The Dive, the skeevy diner = Syltan

I can see why you'd be confused.

She looks great! Very innovative. We had a dress up day in 9th grade. I went as a hippie in mom's old bell bottoms and a tunic with African inspired motif. It was fun.

AHA! I should have known! Karin said there were a couple of hippies this year, though not in her class. :)

Very clever!

Fun idea! And I'm glad you alerted me to the mismatched socks trend; I'll be ahead of the style game here now. :)

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