02 March 2013

What we do for our children..... :)

Thursday night was like any other night. Study time for spelling words, no friends allowed over, dinner as a family..... Then a call from my girl friend came through. The day before I had offered to make shirts for the kids for Dr. Seuss Day at school. They had to wear one or they had to wear their normal uniform. I had been sent a number of awesome crafts on my Blog FB Page by a fan/friend of things that she had made for family as gifts and fun. One was a Thing 1 and Thing 2 shirt for her kiddos! 
 So, when this came up for my son's and friend's kids school I thought I could do that! 

Well the kids were "if'y" about it, and it wasn't until the last minute that they realized they weren't going to have anything to wear and became excited to have those shirts done..... Last minute being Thursday night.... My girlfriend had bought what good Ol' Wally World had in stock red shirt wise, that THIN ass breathable material and the fabric paint..... She brought it all by around 12am (once she was off of work)....Do you know HOW long it takes to paint white on red material that doesn't stick well..... On THREE shirts..... 

Sure I could've easily half-assed it, let the red bleed through a bit, not taken my time to make sure it was right and layers dried in between with a blow dryer... But that is not me.... I can be bit of a perfectionist when it comes to projects and crafts.

I did not sleep. Nope not a wink.... And the weird thing was that I didn't even realize 5 hours had gone by.... I put the last G on at 620AM.... As my oldest woke up for school. 630AM the hubby walked out of the bedroom as I was blow drying the shirts.... He knew I'd been up all night and smiled and praised my work. :) I had fun doing it, but those last minute decisions from the kiddos.... OOOYYYYY!!! 

 
All three were pretty darn stoked about them & received lots of compliments of how cool they were. They got a big kick out of it and had a fun day with Green Eggs & Ham for breakfast at school!


16 comments:

  1. Whoa!! They came out great! Hope you got some rest! (:

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  2. The shirts are absolutely awesome!!! :)

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  3. found you on the weekend social blog hop, now following you via GFC, facebook and twitter

    Natasha @ www.serenityyou.com

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  4. What a good Mom you are. Looks like your kids really appreciated them too!

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  5. Hi! I came over from the Weekend Social Mix blog hop! :) Thanks for co-hosting!

    xoxo,
    Gayle | Grace for Gayle

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  6. Your blog is very beautiful and interesting, congratulations. Kisses from Spain.

    http://redecoratelg.blogspot.com.es/

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  7. Those shirts are neat!! Your kids must have had so much fun at school that day.

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  8. LOVE those shirts! I need to make some for my 3 boys- although I might not stay up all night. : ) Following you from the social blog hop- Glad I stopped by!

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  9. Wow -- those shirts look GREAT!! Way to go, Mom!

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  10. So stinkin' adorable!! I love it! <3, Amy

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  11. Great job! I loved the last pic of the kiddos. Too cute. I found you via the Aloha Blog Hop. Feel free to hop on by. http://penpaperpad.com

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  12. Love the shirts! Thank you for co-hosting the Weekend Social Blog Hop!

    http://agutandabutt.blogspot.com/

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  13. Oh My Goodness Jen... they are so stinking cute!

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  14. Loved it and they look adorable. Great job :) :)

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  15. That is funny! Thanks for the great reads.

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  16. So cute! My school aged boys were thing 1 and 2 last year for Dr. Seuss day and for Halloween. I even got the hubby to be grinch, me as cat in the hat, 2.5 year old as Horton and the baby as fish in the bowl (from cat in the hat!) New follower! Hope you'll get around to checking out my blog and following back. xoxo

    www.livingstonshousefullofboys.blogspot.com

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