Reason #247 Why We Shall Not Have More Children

Because then there would be absolutely NO WAY IN HELL I’d finish sewing each of us a new garment by this weekend’s annual Sugar Maple Music Fest.  As it stands, the idea of finishing four sewn-from-scratch garments that are currently (on Wednesday) only 60% cut out is some kind of crazy crack-smokin’ talk.  Yet I persist.

It’s sounded like a good idea for awhile now.  I declared my goal publicly and even included the “probably smokin’ crack” disclaimer a week or two ago.  Then I thought about starting, even cut out the pieces for Errol’s shirt.  Then I cleaned out the fridge, rediscovered my love for knitting, clipped my toenails.  Only last night I told The Mister that he’d probably not get his shirt by Friday or Saturday.  Then I proceeded to measure him.

This morning I rallied with a good cup of coffee and a pair of kids distracted in front of some PBS show online.  I cut out my dress.  I started putting fabrics together for Isadora’s and realized that I could finally live out that dream which is the birthright of every mother:   to have matching Mother/Daughter outfits.  Yes.  How I’ve resisted that sadistic impulse so long is beyond me – probably some form of laziness on my part.  It’s not like I haven’t had the opportunity.

And then I realized that I could do the same sort of thing for the boys.  With this, my jet pack has been ignited and I’m kicking it into High Gear.  You heard it here first: (You too, Dear!)  we will be matchy-matchy. (Isn’t that a GREAT IDEA?)  And we will be unmistakable at the Sugar Maple this year as “That Weird Quirky Family Dressed Alike But Strangely Not Performing.?!?”  If I get these all sewn, that is, which we all know has a snowball’s chance in hell.  But you never know…

See last year’s Sugar Maple, including the handmade Boy/Girl ensemble here.

2009 is here. No handmade clothes that year.

2008 here. None that year either.

4 Responses so far »

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    Kari E said,

    Oh, how I wish you luck in the sewing!
    And I wish your kiddos lots of self-made fun and not-bothering-mom-while-she’s-trying-to-accomplish-the-(im?)possible time.

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    anie said,

    Yay! Handmade! I was just talking with Papa here about that fancy shirt you made for your Mr. He is LOVING this one we thrifted for him, fancy snaps and all. I mentioned that he might have such finery in multitudes if only we could get a snap tool to make it all right. We’ll see.
    I am interested in following up on the “wishes and goals” for 2010 (or was it 2009?) which you state will be mentioned if they come to fruition. What were they? Did they get fulfilled??
    Yours, a pleasantly distracted from way too many house projects forced into a 2 week version of “summer” but happily not melting 😉

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    Inder said,

    Wow, talk about AMBITIOUS! I can’t wait to see this matchy matchy family. I think you have to perform, so you better start working on that too! 🙂

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    Jeanne said,

    hee hee. Happy sewing! I’ll keep an eye out for y’all at the festival.


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