December 5, 2011
It’s birthday crown time again folks. The preferred theme declared by almost 4 year old:
Yay! Awesome cute little math pattern cartoonies from NickJr. Totally doable!
I’ll get some plaid, cut up some triangles. It will be great!
Then 2 days before the boy’s birthday, we have: Mo Willems’ Pigeon?
Complete with bus and hot dog.
Yep, those crooked circles and drawings were the perfect items for a birthday crown. I really did want to make a Team Umizoomi crown. But after contemplating how long it would take me to get the details just right, I opted for a simpler crown. He really was only going to wear it for one day. And in the end, he was perfectly happy with our favorite pigeon in addition to a dinosaur tail thanks to Miss Running with Scissors.
How has life come to craft dictatorship?
Craft dictatorship has come from the fact that while I know that I have fiberfill somewhere packed in one of the 4 tiny closets in this place, I needed to buy another package with the fabric for the dinosaur tail or else spend 3 nights searching for it.
Same thing for birthday candles. I picked up another pack and somewhere there is a 4 candle hiding. Most likely I’ll find that somewhere around the 9th birthday.
Craft dictating happens because even though it’s been over 2 weeks, I’m pretty sure there is some part of Thanksgiving leftover still in my fridge.
Finally, craft dictation is neccesary because while you put all this time and effort into birthday planning, a little boy wants one thing and only one thing – to play on the ipad all the time:
December has come upon us and in addition to not starting any xmas shopping or decorating, I am completely unprepared and idealess about the whole thing. Mailing presents to family out of the state only moves any holiday deadlines for me up sooner.
While I continue to be in awe of all the awesome crafting for the season, I can’t help but wonder about the moms that make and blog about the utmost perfection of their creations and wish I could really be a robot. Then at least I would be able to get more done.
Xmas ornaments coming soon.
Me: “Well, what do you think about your crown?”
4 year old: “Well, it fits. But Pigeon’s missing the train and airplane.”
That last comment brought to you by Pigeon Love Things that Go.