Once upon a time there was a teacher who was looking for a Three Little Pigs playset that was “just right” (Yes, I know, I’m mixing fairy stories ;)). She employed all the tools she had available to help her in her quest; Pinterest, Google, and eBay. And while she found one that was cute and hardy she was lacking a knight in shiny armour to deliver them for free. The court treasurer assured her that paying £40 in postage for a £15 item was just a little unreasonable in terms of monetary funds and not to mention the carbon footprint also (Modern day fairy tale heroines have a lot more to consider than their Once Upon a Time counterparts!).
So being a resourceful, modern day heroine she decided she’d make them herself. A quick visit to Etsy found an adorable pattern for the Three Little Pigs. So she slaved away on her spinning wheel trying to spin straw into gold, all the while muttering Rumplestiltskin. Okay so it was a sewing machine actually and Rumplestiltskin wasn’t exactly the word she was muttering but it did feel like she was trying to spin straw from gold after hours of labour. When the wolf and pigs were finally finished they were ready for the testing stage. Using her powers of persuasion she convinced her Prince Charming to cut out some houses with the jigsaw from some leftover MDF. The teacher left the set lying around where she knew a couple of hard core testers would find them and test them out for her.
The young testers were happy to oblige. Little pigs were running back and forth from house to house with little squeaky voices. Huffing and puffing followed the squeals along with a deep, growly, wolfy voice. The testers were not happy when they were told that the set would be travelling to a far away land to be played with by other children. And so the teacher and her set travelled to the far away land a few days later. In order for the set to pass the strict quality control measures at the border a few touch ups were done to the houses.
And of course once in it’s new land the playset was played with and played with. The children of the far away land retold the story of the pigs and the wolf over and over again. The child director held the iPad to record their tales for future generations while the child actors huffed and puffed and squealed their way into the hearts of those who would come after them.
And they all lived happily ever after.