Man being a parent requires so much creativity. Not just the kind of creativity that is well thought out but also the kind that has to come quickly.
I wonder how many times I say "NO" in a whole day. Actually I don't think I want to know because it wouldn't be pretty.
Today I glanced quickly over @ Hello Kitty sitting so calmly on top of the chalkboard after I had just hollered to the girls to come @ eat their food for the twentieth gazillenth time. It was then & there that I decided to recruit Hello Kitty to take over as "Mom". Out of desperation I finally yelled out, "Girls, Hello Kitty said you need to come over to eat lunch". Well to preface a bit, Hello Kitty isn't a normal visitor in our home but she came over late last night after a trip to Wal-Mart to help Momma get the girls to listen & obey, if you know what I mean. I told them that they had to work to get Hello Kitty to come down & if by Friday they were good girls then they could have the Pez. Of course their ears perked up when I mentioned Hello Kitty in the whole come over & eat jargon (I only use the word jargon because clearly to the girls my language is just pure gibberish). Anyway Hello Kitty continued to make all sorts of appearances & used me as her translator. Together we said things like, "Hello Kitty says no" or "Hello Kittty thinks it is time to now take a nap". It was so nice to put some of the "mom mantle" on that cute little cat with a bow in her hair. If this continues to keep working Hello Kitty has a permanent place to stay, I say. Now if I could only teach her to change diapers, cook & fill up cups & sippies all day then we would be set.
Want to see what else Hello Kitty made me do.....
well she made me buy a white t-shirt for $5.00 last night because it seemed liked a nice shirt to add the fun beaded thing to. You see after I saw a few of the beaded shirts at J. Crew & being as cheap as I am I couldn't resist this little project. Now I won't be as upset when Manny, Moe or Jack rips the beads off & then I will think to myself, "I'm sure glad I didn't fork over the $125 for that beaded shirt I fancied so".
This little craft goes down in the record book as the quickest & easiest one ever. Remember the little field trip I went on a few weeks ago with my friend to one of my favorite places? Well it is called SAS fabrics by the pound and I picked that beaded thing up for a whole dollar.
Ok not quite the same but who cares mine was $6.00 & now I think I will go look for some more embellishments because that is what Hello Kitty would want.