Our forth of July was spent much like our last forth of July; home, with a miserably sick baby. It seems like Brownie Pie has had more than his fair share of ailments for a one year old. Husband and I were extremely disappointed to not get a vacation, we even had Friday off which had to be requested months in advance. Instead, Husband went into work and I kept our little man at home trying to summon the patience a fever ridden baby requires. I’ve decided hand-foot-mouth is probably one of the WORST things a baby can catch; they won’t eat, drink, swallow, sleep, and have no idea why they are in such agony. If you’re curious, this is hand-foot-mouth, in a nutshell. The mouth sores are what make it in the worst I think. Husband said a guy from work knew an adult to who had it, and they described it as “excruciating”. I feel horrible for our little man (yes, he still has it, we are waiting from improvements).
To not feel so bad for myself and to keep myself from whining, I decided to head over to my friend’s blog and find some crafts to distract myself while Lil’ Man slept. It worked well! Thanks Brooke! I don’t think my creations were quite as nice as her’s are, but then again, she is a crafting guru, and I, sadly, am in my guppy stage.
Brownie has been screaming himself hoarse this week. I think his usual impatience is amplified by being sick, he’s not a passive sick baby, that’s for sure. One craft was not going to do it. I needed more distraction from my self pity fest. I made these with little wine bottles, I’m going to use them for portable salad dressing/sauce containers. One girly one, one manly one 🙂 The manly one is actually made with duct tape (is there anything more manly?!) and then sealed with Modge Podge.
Did I mention that Chris is going on a week long work trip on Monday? So I will be alone with my poor sicky baby (who has a surgery consult this week as well)? That’s also why we were really looking forward to getting away…oh well. Obviously two crafts were not going to cut it, but I needed something quick and easy because Caidoc has a super short patience level with me doing anything other than hold him. So, I resorted to duct tape again. I decided to dress up Brownie’s trash can in his room. He has a great green monkey theme going on:
This is how I made it:
Now it’s so “on theme” 🙂
Annnnd, that’s all I have time for folks. Later!