Saturday, October 23

The Boys Save The Day

All week there has been a little voice in my head saying, "do the weekly craft project, do the weekly craft project." Then all of a sudden it was Thursday and no craft project to write about.

Simple you say - whip up a quick little something fabulous with the boys on Friday morning, snap a few pictures send it over to She's Thrifty and keep my reputation as a reliable weekly guest blogger....well, here's the problem. Last week I got a JOB!!! Someone is actually going to pay me to do something!!!

To most of you that may not be all that exciting. You're probably saying to yourself, "what a nut case, I go to a job every day, it's nothing to get that excited about." But in my little world it is news of epic proportions. I'm a stay-at-home mom and have 3 "jobs" that have not paid me a dime in the last 7+ years. There are all kinds of websites that calculate what you're worth as a stay-at-home mom. I've read them and all it manages to do is depress me. Why would I want to see what my "job" is worth if I were paid...I love (make sure to insert sarcasm when you say love) hearing that if I got paid for my job I would make (according to $117,867. In other words, if I was doing exactly the same "job" for someone else, I could make over $100,000 a year! Don't get me wrong; I have loved every, I mean some, of the moments at home with my kids. But right now that $117,000 is sounding pretty nice. Think of the shoes a person could buy for that amount! Getting way off topic now....

Now you're thinking, "how could this ever relate to a craft project for kids?" Hang in, I'm almost there.
Last week I got the job; this week I've spent every possible moment interviewing baby sitters. LOTS of baby sitters. The first person I 'hired' didn't get back to me after I left a message offering the job. The message might have gotten lost among the various modes of communication these days, but it's my story and I think she blew me off. The SECOND person I 'hired' DIDN'T SHOW UP!!! And, of course, I was supposed to be in a meeting! Reality is she had the stomach flu, but still. I must have totally jinxed myself with the dumpster diving/pot smoking baby sitter blog a few weeks ago....This is the first job I've had in 7 years, and it's put me in quite a tailspin. Hours later I think I finally have the rest of the week set for baby sitters; fingers crossed that someone shows up the next day! Ahh, I am still off topic. Needless to say, my baby sitter hunt has completely taken over my life, plus I've got the new job thrown in.

As Thursday was coming to a close, I started thinking of some witty post about being a LOSER, trying to make it sound funny that I wasn't able to complete my one guest post a week....And then, Boys To The Rescue. I knew I had them for a reason! I'm making dinner, singing songs in my head with words like "finger and her thumb in the shape of an L on her forehead" and from outside I hear all of this pounding. I just keep on making dinner. A few minutes later, I hear "MOM, come look!" The boys have just constructed their own field goal. Seriously, I kid you not. They found wood around the house, went into the garage and got nails and a hammer. OK, you might be thinking, "girl, you need to babyproof." But let's just look past that and focus on the positive. My boys created a project! I know this is a bit nontraditional and you may not want to try it at home. But in the interest of feeling good about myself and not like a loser, here are instructions on how to make your very own field goal.

4 boards, if they are scrounged up from around your house all the better (I like to say eco-friendly, up-cycled, etc. Makes it sound fancier!)
a handful of nails
a hammer

Directions are simple. Pound nails into boards in the shape of a field goal. If you don't know what a field goal looks like, I would suggest finding a new project. Or looking at the photo. Tomorrow's task, painting the field goal. Wow, was this one simple. Thanks boys for saving the day. Down, set, hike!


  1. Congrats on the job! I know of a very reliable sitter you could call...Sherry (Hannah's mom)

  2. Thanks for the comment... Sherry is fabulous. I think I have found a sitter, but if it doesnt work out I will be in touch with Sherry, and that Hannah is so sweet!

  3. I absolutely agree! Hannah and Roo declared each other their valentines last year.