Friend’s Family Tree

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Friend's Family Tree

Journaling reads:

For months, Jerry has been playing a silly game with the girls, using his hand as a puppet. They call his hand “Friend,” and Friend is frequently requested at all family gatherings. Not only that, Friend now has a complicated extended family.
Friend’s mother frequently makes appearances to tuck the girls in at bedtime, and sometimes Friend’s Father even comes. He’s pretty grouchy and only makes growling noises. Friend’s Aunt (his mother’s sister) came to visit once, but she’s kind of trashy and wears too much jewelry so Friend’s Mother doesn’t really like it when she visits the girls. Helen and Alice have even gotten in on the game; Helen’s hands are Friend’s siblings, and Alice’s hands take on many personalities, the most common being Friend’s Sister’s Baby. These characters come out in the car, in the bathtub, at dinner, in all situations.
When Tom and Lila visited in March, they got to experience the marvel that is Friend first-hand (!) at Grama and Papacake’s house. They even played a game of “Guess the Animal,” where Friend acts out various animals and the girls try to guess which one he is (Friend’s favorite is a giraffe — just straight up over Jerry’s head – this always gets shrieks of laughter).

Products used: TCS Freestyle Stitches, EHI SSTools Colored Vellum, CBA SSTools Inked Edges Neutral, SBA Fabricated Brush Set, SBA SSPaper Fmly Brnch Family Tree, ASO Ultimate Grunge Brushes, BHA Stylize Mesh Frame, COL Intertwined Paper Special Dots, all from ScrapGirls. Staple and Journaling Strip Masks by Katie Pertiet of Designer Digitals. Fonts are Viner Hand and Nueva.

5 thoughts on “Friend’s Family Tree”

  1. That’s great! Reminds me of that show on Noggin : Oobi. Emma loved that show when she was a baby.

  2. I’ll be sitting in my rocking chair and Alice will come up to me and say “Can I see Friend?” Friend shows up with a small “whooshing” sound and a twirl of the fingers. And Alice always wants to give him a hug to start.

    In the mornings Alice will come to me and say, “Friend is in the friend shower.” This, because once I told her Friend was off in the shower because I was not awake enough to do a good Friend conversation.

    Helen likes Friend to tuck her in at bedtime. Friend doesn’t have good night vision, so Friend tends to run into the wall with a loud THUD when he’s leaving the room. That always gets a laugh.

    The girls have provided hands to do Friend’s babies on occasion, but Friend never seems to have a wife. Poor lonely Friend!

  3. What’s REALLY freaky is how much my hand looks like my brother’s…er, I mean Friend. 🙂

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