Archives for February 7, 2013

on “Cute Day”

Tuesday evening I had a really great idea.  We would label Wednesday, “Cute Day.”  On Cute Day, Silas and Beatrix would be sure to wake up completely recovered from the respiratory illness that just won’t quit, there would be no non-stop crying, and we would all make little cute things and be happy.  I’m a little low on sleep right now.  Evidently, I am also lacking in the coming up with creative titles department.

For some reason, the day didn’t work out as planned.  I spent most of Wednesday morning nursing Silas and reading to Beatrix so they wouldn’t cry, while Larkspur observed that it sure didn’t seem like Cute Day.  Eventually nap time arrived for Silas and we quickly pulled out every single craft supply we own and made four cute little walnut babies (idea from this book) before the girls decided that Cute Day was kind of boring.  I guess I didn’t have enough ideas.  They decided to go outside and make mud pies.  It was such a pretty day that I thought that was a good plan.  I also realized that making small cute things with small cute children is very challenging.

The boys joined me and made a few of their own things before I cleaned up the craft mess.  Keats made a pinecone owl along with some fancy origami and a weaving loom from a plastic salad container.  He is quite resourceful.

I do think the illness has finally passed for my little ones.  I have high hopes for today.  Maybe a Library Day?

p.s. Have you heard of Apartment Therapy?  It’s a giant blog all about creating a home.  They have this “thing” every year called “The Homies.”  People nominate their favorite blogs, and then everyone gets to vote.  The top six blogs move on to a second round of sorts from what I understand.  Anyway, some sweet reader nominated Small Things in the Best Family & Kids blog category, and I would love it if you would hop over and vote for me.  A login is required, but it’s pretty easy and I would so appreciate the effort.  You can login with your Facebook or Twitter account.  There are lots of great blogs nominated including a couple of my favorites such as Like Mother, Like Daughter, and Bird and Little Bird!  You can only vote once for each blog, but you can vote for as many blogs as you like!  Voting ends tomorrow!  Thank you so much!!

p.p.s. I made a Silas collage.