Friday, May 15, 2009

Making Leis and Summer Plans

The last day of school is quickly approaching. Next Friday is it, and while I am relieved and completely understand how the teachers feel about the summer, I don't know that I'm ready for a summer home with the kids.

I have one more project to finish, though. I opened my big mouth and asked Runnin' Man's teacher if she wanted me to make leis for her class for their luau next Friday. I was hoping that she would say that she'd had them donated by another parent. Because after spending 2 hours on 2 leis as a test, MAYBE making them isn't such a great idea!

So, today, I'll be on my way to the dollar store to buy a LOT of tissue paper in an attempt to make at least 25 leis by Friday. I'm almost considering purchasing them instead. But this will give Miss Missy and me something to do together. I think she's tired of watching the Wizard Of Oz over and over.


I have tried HARD to convince my mom to keep the kids for a month this summer. I mean, she is their grandmother and she does live all the way in Connecticut and that IS a good ways a way from the south and she NEVER gets to see them except maybe once a year. You'd think that she'd want to spend some time with them.


Would you believe that she thinks that we should all come and visit for a week, she keep them for a week, and we come back and pick them up! WHAT! Has the woman lost her marbles?? Does she not realize how long that drive is to drop off and come back a week later?

My mother is SO not the grandmotherly type. Her theory is that kids can't stay with her until they can "wipe their own a**". (She was a huge Big Daddy fan) Why is it that when I called her to tell her that I was giving her her first grandchild, do you think she was happy?

Uhhhh NO!

She just kept saying, "I can't believe you're making me a grandmother? Do I look old enough to be a GRANDMOTHER?"

Nevermind the fact that she takes 10 years off her real age and has forgotten how old she really is.


Which is fine. I always find things to do with the kids. I'm hoping that this year won't be as hot as usual (FAT CHANCE) and that we can actually get out and enjoy the summer. Swimming, picnics, and of course, library trips. They'll be content with anything outside the house.


Ms. Bar B: said...

Look at you, at it again with your creative self. Hope you get all of them made in time... I am sure your daughter will have fun making them with you.

Boy do I wish I had a place to ship Miss J for a few weeks this summer too. No school... day care, but no school. I could REALLY use my month off, um... sorta alone, but girl, I'll be right there with you trying to plan so super fun mommy-daughter summer activities before I have to start summer classes.

Kristin said...

Miss Missy looks so cute! I can't believe you are making all those leis! Good luck!! :)

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Hope you don't end up suffering from lei burnout before too long. Oriental Trading company has some really cheap ones in case you need to just call it a day!

I'm just the MOM said...

Good luck with the leis! For my son's pre-school class I cut a bunch of flowers out of different colored construction paper and punched a small hole in the a bunch of straws and cut them into about 1/2 inch to an inch pieces...and 'strung' them on some yarn->flower, straw, flower, straw...u get the idea. Make sure the hole in the middle of the flowers are smaller than the straw pieces or the straw pieces will slide through the flowers.

Oh and my MIL says she would love to have my kids this summer! The catch, only for a week. BOO! I need a month too!

H.K. said...

The Leis look great! Adorable picture of your daughter!

Darcel said...

Found you through My Brown Baby. Love your blog!

Melissa said...

Good luck making all of those leis.... I'm sorry, but I do not envy that task... :)

WOW, your kids get out of school early... mine don't get out until June 3rd.

Jenni Jiggety said...

Enjoy your tissue paper flower making!

I think you should drop the kids off at your mom's real early one morning and then make a quick getaway! What's she going to do? NOT let them in?