July 24, 2015

Pinterest Mom (only for an evening)

We are still around but this summer has left me exhausted and so blogging has been placed way down at the bottom of my to-do list. I hope to chip away at a couple posts I have plotted in my head because I still have Father's Day/Drew's birthday to post and that was already a month ago! Since some of the things I want to write about actually needs me to get in touch with my emotions I am going to quickly share how I was a "Pinterest Mom" last night. Pinterest and I do not have much of a relationship with each other. I have a board and occasionally go on and pin a couple of things and that is pretty much the extent of it. I think the only things I have every actually done that I have pinned are Valentines and Birthday treats. Mainly because I can allow the kids to pick out what they want and I don't have to be creative.

All we had to get for this project was a box of Fruit Loops (& have they always spelled it Froot Loops???).
I was trying to get them to all look at the camera so I told them to look like they are having fun. They all did the exact same thing!
Last night I can't even take credit for finding the "keep your kids busy" project by searching Pinterest. Instead I have the best quad mama friends who are amazing moms and do these kinds of projects with their kids all of the time, who then share them with me who is so not this type of mom. They then take pity on my kids and send the cutouts via email and whala I am a "Pinterest Mom".

The original Amber project used bubble wrap for the ocean but I didn't want to spend time looking for some around the house so I improvised with cardboard cylinders and it worked perfectly. 

Paul has been gone all week in Ohio. Like he left Sunday before we were awake and comes home this evening once the kids are in bed. That is 6 full days of me being a single parent in case you needed help counting the days. I love my kids but 6 days of summer busyness with 7 kids home all day long can make any mom go just a little crazy. So yesterday morning I enticed the kids to be well behaved all day long with a promise to do an art project after naps. They saw me pick up the forbidden box of Fruit Loops at Target and reminded me all day that I said we could do a project which involved the sweet sugary cereal. I should know, but telling kids at 8:30 in the morning was not the brightest idea on my part.

Everything was going perfectly until I let them take 3 fruit loops after the first octopus was finished. Then instead of finding 8 more blue fruit loops it became a competition between the babies to see who could shove as many in their mouth before mom saw them. 
In the end I did follow through on my end even though I would disagree that I had perfect angles all day long. They all got to stay up past bedtime because there was no way they were going to allow me to push the project over to the next day but in the end I had a lot of fun with my little class of preschoolers. Who knew even 2nd graders would have fun with a pretty simple project. We are now counting down the hours until daddy comes home. The big kids want to show daddy their Pinterest octopus and I am just happy I won't be a single parent much longer. I may or may not already have a massage booked for Sunday after I put in 12 hours at work.

All hung up and ready for daddy. 


  1. Very interest worthy! Look at you being crafty. :) I had no idea it was froot loops!!! Lol. Must not contain any fruit.


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