Who Am I?

Well, inquisitive reader, let me answer. I am a wife, a mom and I have chronic bad hair. I like made uppy words and Unnecessary Capitalization. If you know who the guy in the bottom right picture is, you're probably my best friend. Also, I own several Edward dolls which I write about HERE. No, I don't use drugs. By the way, if your love canned tomatoes, visit my stash HERE.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Things, or what I did last night

I'll bet you're wondering what I did last night. I'll let you guess.
Did I:
a) stay up until midnight doing dishes

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:

Emma: Momma.

Me: Yes, child.

Emma: We need to dress up as a Dr. Suess character for school tomorrow.

Me: ...ok.

End scene.

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:

Thing One and Thing Two. I told you, geniusy.

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.

You know, like this.

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.

Yeah. Not perfect, but passable because HELLO, IT WAS LIKE 11:00 P.M. AT THIS POINT AND I WAS JUST READY TO BE IN THE BED.

So this morning, the girls woke up and got dressed in their new Suessified clothes.

Here's hoping your things are as happy as mine.


Creative Junkie said...

holy crap - they look fantastic and you are an awesome mom! Had my kids sprung that on me at the last minute? I would have stuck a roll of paper towels vertically on their head, painted it red and white and called it a day.

angie128 said...

Whaddya' know!
You can sew!
You can sew
And sew
And sew!

That was my tribute to Dr. Seuss.

And, yes, the costumes rock.

Kaz and Amy said...

So cute! The costumes look great! They rock!

robin said...

i am in awe......for realz. you are such a good mom!!!!

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

OK, another entry for the mom of the year contest RIGHT HERE! You rock! How creative you are. The girls look great, too!

So, your hubs cried when you told him he was going to be a father? That's so sweet!

Confessions From A Working Mom

w said...

you're a genius. a fancy one. not the jessica simpson fancy. the real fancy.

Sara said...

These are adorable. Since I do not know how to do these things and you'll only be like 2 hours away, guess what? I bet colorado looks even better now, huh?

Lori Gail said...

Way to go, SuperMom! :) Your things look great!

P.S. I'm totally jealous of your creativity.

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

I bet your Thing 1 and Thing 2 don't make a huge mess like the ones in Dr. Seuss's book! (Awesome costumes, Mommy!!)

Shell said...

How darling! You are s creative!

The Pipster said...

You are a GOOD mommy. I could not have handled this task...at all!

Much More Than Mommy said...

OHMYGOSH! You are a genius! I would've been like, "Here are some green Easter eggs and here's some old ham. ... Don't eat that."

Loving Wife, Working Mom said...

You are too good! I would've said... tell your teacher that you didn't tell me on time and that since I already went to the third grade (and passed) you will sit this one out... (Can you tell I did that to my mom when I was a kid and that this was the result? I never forgot again!) :)

The Retired One said...

You are so innovative and such a great mom....I am sure they loved it and appreciated it!

leigh said...

You rock!

Chrissy MacCEO said...

Now that's a great mommy!!! Those costumes look great!

Welcome to SITS!!

Ann On and On... said...

You got the mommy award if you ask me! Cute outcome....

WELCOME to SITS! It's great to have a new SITSer. Bonus, I'm hosting a giveaway for NEW sunglasses. Like most yours are lost or bent...come on over.

gamommy2two said...

I love love love it! Thing 1 and Thing 2 both look great and they've likely got the best costumes at school!

Susie said...

Ahhh...those wonderful last minutes notices from your kids...they will get you every time!!

I am stopping by from SITs to say welcome to the party:-)

Stefanie said...

They look stunning. You really have a lot of patience

Stopping by from SITS to say welcome

tristan said...

holy crap. your improvisation astounds me.

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