July 31, 2009

Household Garbage

Two Confessions.

One. I have had a seriously bad case of the lazies lately. I mean, its bad.

Apart from the usual cooking, sweeping, mopping, dish washing, toilet scrubbing, diaper changing, fight breaking, garden weeding, nose wiping, kid book reading, walk taking, errand running, laundry washing, drying, folding, and hanging, bum cleaning, (big deep breath... continue) Primary lesson planning, shoe losing, shoe finding, belly tickling, little teeth brushing, toy tripping, bed making, tear wiping, boo boo kissing, whining hearing, dragon slaying, fort making, destroyed fort cleaning, dirt off wall scrubbing, wet bed changing, monkey chasing, time out taking, bottle making, food feeding, spit up scrubbing, etc., etc., (Um, other mommies, did I forget to list a thing or twenty?) I just haven't felt like doing much of anything lately.

I can't seem to get myself out of bed before 7am. No matter if I only got up once that night with the kids, or ten!

And, as you've noticed, my blogging is SO off. I think if I could just sit on the couch for one whole day doing nothing but eating chocolate and watching chick flicks, I totally would.

I also think I'm standing before the door of life marked, "Crazies Enter Here", and my hand is on the door nob.

So, when I finally sat myself down and did a craft with my children, it was huge, and hugely fun.

Which brings me to my second confession.

I save the cardboard from toilet paper rolls.

Not like, I save and collect them to hang on my wall or invite people over and show them off kind of saving. No need to call the loony bin just yet. But kids love them and you can make some easy, cheap fun crafts with them.

BEFORE

AFTER

Oh come on, I at least get brownie points for trying right? Or at least for letting Joseph use glue! Well, I thought I was being very brave. He is such that I might just find my socks glued together.

Even markers to color the wings with! I know! Especially after the 'reasons I don't take naps' post, I think I definitely deserve brownie points for that one!


Aren't they cute!

Maybe I'll write a book. "101 things to make out of household garbage." LOL!

And where did the expression "brownie points" come from? I think I should change the expression to "chocolate points". The kind you can cash in for real chocolate.

6 super cool people speak:

Heidi said...

Ha ha. I was just thinking you should change it to "chocolate points," too. Maybe it runs in your family. I know your brother collects toilet paper rolls. Or he used to. Then again, I save them for various uses, too. I think it's a disease called LDS Thrif-T-Ness. Another symptom is if you have various yogurt, sour cream, and cool whip containers for tupperware. It's when you save all (or, cough cough, take extra handfuls) of the plastic utensils from fast food places for home use that the disease might be considered fatal.

Sara Lyn said...

Wow! Those are fantastic! You're so creative. :)

Courtney said...

I don't know how you do it, the last few nights of Rosalie waking up has just trashed me and I thought that I need a vacation from her, sounds like you need a vacation from your kids more than I do. I don't mean go away, I just mean I would like 4 or 5 hours to go and relax and leave her with Sean, but that is never going to happen. I love your craft though, that is fun and cute, you are so creative.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Heidi: LOL, its so true. I have plenty of poor mans tupperware. Although, I'm not as bad as Caleb and his... very creative collecting. =)

Courtney: Oh chica, I'm sorry. I don't care if you have one kid or four. Waking up at all hours of the night and then taking care of them all day can be very draining. Tell Sean you need one or two nights a week where you get an hour or two to yourself. It makes a big difference. Hang in there!

Nicole said...

I think these are awesome and a great craft to do with kids. In fact, I think I'm going to do it!

the Gardners said...

If you wrote a book like that, I'd buy it! I love cheap affordable (and available) crafts. Besides, I've seen way crazier books out there where I'm sure the only person who will ever read it is the author!

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