Monday, March 3, 2014

Last Minute Mom (4/31)

I have a confession to make:

I am a bit of a procrastinator.

On top of being a bit of a perfectionist. 

The combination is not a good one. 

Our school is celebrating Literacy Day tomorrow. It is probably my favorite time of the school year. I have a read-in with my class and share all of my precious hardback books. I bring in my sons laser star projector so we can read in the dark, and we drink hot cocoa by a tissue paper fire. Ah! The look on my kiddos faces when we read under the stars is just priceless.

Normally we have pajama day during this celebration which is perfect, but this year they decided to have character dress up. FUN! My brain was whirling with ideas of what costumes to make. I couldn't get my boys to get off the idea of being super heroes. Don't get me wrong, I love super heroes and comic books but I wanted them to stretch their imagination.

They finally made up their minds....this morning.

Thankfully, Calvin is done.
My youngest son has chosen to be Calvin and Hobbes. I was so excited to find the perfect Hobbes tonight. Yes, that's right...tonight.

 I need to stop doing this to myself. 

My oldest son has requested Max from Where the Wild Things Are. Do you know how hard it is to find a white pull-over at the end of winter? 

Again, I do this to myself all the time.
Max will need some work tonight.

Yes, it is the night before and I haven't gotten started. Needless to say it is going to be a long night.  

I'll be doing a little sewing and hot gluing but I'm excited about what it might become. I can't wait to see their faces in the morning when they transform themselves into a favorite character.

Off to work I go. Hopefully I'll have picture to share with you all tomorrow. 


  1. The last minute mom
    is always ready
    for the last minute request
    from the child
    whose always the first thing
    she thinks about
    every morning.


    1. Your comment just made my day. Thank you so much! Life gets so busy but I always try to put my kiddos first. I hope that they remember these moments when they are older.

  2. I admire all the moms who spent long evening/night hours making costumes for their children. That was never me. Maybe because I can't sew. I can't wait to see the picture!

  3. I can't sew either--although procrastination is something I can be very good at!

  4. What a great way to start this piece - but putting yourself at that intersection of perfectionism and procrastination. So many of us can so relate! You are making miracles happen.

  5. Aw. I can relate. However, I have recently started believing that it is not worth it to kill myself to make/create the perfect "fill in the blank." Sometimes now I (or my children) go without because I procrastinated until the wee hours. Hats off to you for pursuing perfection in the face of procrastination.

  6. I also own those two can be a problem, but I can only imagine the creations you will make! Can't wait to see! Good luck and get some sleep too!