b) stay up until midnight doing laundry
c) stay up until midnight making my kids Dr. Suess outfits
d) stay up until midnight writing a dissertation on the finer points of plastic dolls
If you guessed C, you'd be correct!
It went something like this:
Me: Yes, child.
Emma: We need to dress up as a Dr. Suess character for school tomorrow.
I know, that whole conversation was fraught with meaning. So we thumbed through all the Dr. Suessy books we have at home and settled on this geniusy idea:
So I ran down the the Walmarts and combed the aisles for suitable materials. Here's what I found:
Two long sleeved red shirts, a bottle of black fabric pain, some fabric tape and one of Lance's undershirts.
I traced an oval on the white shirt, cut it out and placed it on some waxed paper. Then I penciled in THING 1 and traced over it with the black fabric paint.
Then I did the other one. They took eons to dry. Hence the up-until-midnight thing.
After it dried, I attached fabric tape to the back of the oval pieces and affixed them to the red shirt. I chose to do it this way so I could reuse the red shirts and just peel the ovals off when I wash them. If I was super industrious I would've just sewn them on or maybe gone whole hog and embroidered but GUESS WHAT? I DIDN'T WANT TO BECAUSE HELLO, IT WAS LIKE 10:00 P.M. AT THIS POINT.
They turned out like this:
Then I had to tackle the whole blue hair thing.
I found some black headbands, blue yarn and blue wrapping ribbon. I cut lengths of both the yarn and the wrapping ribbon and just tied them around the headband.
So this morning, the girls woke up and got dressed in their new Suessified clothes.