Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hedging and Lying

Emily caught me sneaking out to the deck, trying to take a picture of a Chicken-part, in whatever dim sunlight we have today.

"What's that? Is it that surf-board thing you're making? Is it a chicken (drat drat drat drat drat)? What is it, mom? Is it a tree? (yes, yes, yes, yes, yes)"

Muttered some evasive garbage at her (there may or may not have been a small white lie within) and she thankfully ran off.

It is getting hard to keep secrets around the house nowadays since the kids started not napping. Sewing an entire Christmas present, for instance, is going to be a joke.

(And yes, I have sewed one new chicken-part today. Had to resort to candy to do it. I break out the Secret Weapon at home sometimes. When things get dire. Abysmally-slow Chicken-making counts as "dire".)


  1. HA!This made me laugh!I just made a mermaid tail for my 4 yr old daughter's Christmas present.She was with my mother so I was furiously cutting and sewing.I had my husband as "lookout".I wrapped the scraps in paper and then put them in a bag that I tied up.My daughter came home went down stairs and immediately found a nickel sized scrap of pink shiny fabric that I had somehow missed.Eyes all big"WHAT is this?".Crap!

  2. I have to tell you that I am so impressed with your creativity! I have read your entire blog and you have inspired me to be more creative with my kids. Your blog is addictive, and I love your sense of humor!

    Thank for being a bright spot in my day.

  3. Congratulations on making part of your chicken, and good luck finishing the rest! Can't wait to see the finished product =)


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