Monday, March 15, 2010

The Band-Aid Bandit

It started as a creative writing assignment and turned into a household game. He is a character Sway came up with for his class. Sway wanted to write a story about a father telling his son about this band-aid man who went around stealing people's band-aids. The Band-Aid Bandit. Sway got so into his idea that he illustrated this character and gave him a huge backround and history. He is a band-aid dressed like Zorro, with a little mustache and stick legs, drawn with pen on lined paper. The Band-Aid Bandit was created because the son in the story got a small cut one day. Months went by and the son refused to take off the band-aid. The father would go into the son's room every night and remove it for him only to find that the son had replaced the band-aid the next day. The son questioned the father about the dissappearence of his band-aids and the father's excuse was that the Band-Aid Bandit would come in the night and steal band-aids from little boys. Excellent idea for a short story, I think.

Anyway, the Band-Aid Bandit is my apartment's mascot and we have alot of fun playing the Band-Aid Bandit game. One day Sway put a piece of tape on him and hung him on our wall. A few days later the Band-Aid Bandit was lost, but found shortly after inside one of our cabinets. Every day or so the Band-Aid Bandit's location changes. Its like hide-and-seek, but instead of seeking we just notice the Band-Aid Bandit in his new spot. Whoever finds him gets to move him somewhere new. We've all gotten pretty inventive with the places we hide him. Once, I found the Band-Aid Bandit hanging from my shower curtains. Another time he was inside the microwave. He hides in plain sight, on the walls and doors, too. My favorite hiding place was one I chose, actually, and I was really proud of myself for thinking of it. I placed the Band-Aid Bandit inside one of our frying pans. Someone in our apartment had a fun surprise when they caught him hiding there! The Band-Aid Bandit is our apartment's yearlong version of Elf on the Shelf, and I think the Band-Aid Bandit is way cooler.
Arrivederci, for now.
Love, Gabby

1 comment:

  1. The Band-aid Bandit Theme (to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle):
    Band-aid bandit is a creep, watching people as they sleep
    Band-aid bandit lurks around, as he moves without a sound
    Band-aid bandit is so sly, he'll make you laugh and make you cry.