Thursday, July 4, 2013

A Star SPANKled Fourth!

On this summery of days, we wish all of you a very happy Fourth of July. To be in theme, Lizzie came up with the idea of creating a patriotic flag on her beautiful bottom via cane marks and crafty stars (graciously "borrowed" from my daughter's craft basket). A brilliant suggestion!

I'd been racking my brain as to what to do to mark the event, but had been drawing a blank. So when Lizzie came up with her fun solution, I was in. We got the stars, got the cane and went to work last night. I started high. "OUCH!" she seethed through gritted teeth. "That was high!"

"I know it was high!" I replied, touching her tailbone an inch or so below the first stripe. "But, compositionally, it had to go there to work for the shot." A huffy exhale was all I got in reply.

I began working my way down her derrière with the cane, sweat popping up on my brow as I attempted to align the stripes as perfectly as I could. "You're only doing seven, right?"



"You're only doing seven stripes, aren't you?" Lizzie inquired.

"Young lady, this isn't an authentic reproduction of the American flag on your ass! Do we have 50 peel-n-stick glitter stars???" You gotta be kidding me.

I finished the cane marks, peeled and subsequently stuck the blue glitter stars to her fantastically shaped behind and snapped the photo.


Happy Independence Day, everyone! And for our readers in Canada, Russia, the UK, Germany, Spain, Australia and whereever else Google Analytics tells us you're located: enjoy our patriotism!



  1. First time commenting on your site which I just love. That is a wonderful American flag which I could salute all day long.
    Happy Independence Day!

    1. Glad you commented, Michael! Raise that flag high!


    2. Thanks for the comment, Michael! And I'm glad you enjoy the blog.

  2. A very novel display of patriotism! Have a good day.

    1. Thank you, DelFonte, and thanks for commenting.

  3. hahahaha... this is a very fun idea... lovely.

    1. Glad you like, Bekah Jane. As I said in the post, it's all Lizzie's idea.

  4. "Whose broad stripes and bright stars...."

    Awesome picture :)


  5. Your patriotism is astounding. :D

  6. As we stand up for the Star Spangled Banner, we also
    stand and salute Lizzie's flag (I assume she is standing
    as it's a little difficult to sit comfortably.)

  7. Lovely pics. Hope you both enjoyed your 4th!