Many afternoons, when she's not going to ballet practice, or play rehearsal, or hanging out with friends, Aidan can be found doing the other thing that's fairly high on her list of priorities: homework.
But sometimes, when homework gets stressful and she needs to refresh her creative spirit, she makes dress forms out of duct tape.
This is what I saw the other day after I returned from a run. Confused, because the play she's currently in has nothing to do with the Wizard of Oz or the Tin Man, she quickly explained the purpose behind the duct tape wrap.
The goal? To make a customized Aidan-sized dress form onto which she could plan and sew future Project Runway-worthy creations.
She got the idea from a book called "The Subversive Seamster." But as I walked in the door, she informed me she'd run out of tape and would I please pop out and grab her some more? I, drenched in sweat from my run, balked, but Dan stepped up, headed out and saved the day.
Before I cut the duct tape form off of her, we couldn't resist grabbing one of Cole's duct tape covered weapons to post for a slightly Barberella-esque shot.
Then of course I tried to make it somehow about me.
Then we made it about Aidan again.
Stay tuned for many fabulous fashions soon to be arriving from the House of Zielske.
Aidan Zielske, that is.