Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Vent and Puppets

First of all, thanks everyone for your concern and well wishes for my girls and their awful mouth sores. As an update, Ellie (who was in the picture) is doing SO much better. Her sores are mostly gone and she is eating and acting like herself again. Abbie is in the middle of it and is hating life. Can I just tell you, this has got to be one of the most vicious viruses ever. If I make it through the next week I will consider it a victory. I am so tired of sick, miserable kids! Especially when (like I said in my last post) there's absolutely nothing I can do about it! Holding them and rocking them just isn't cutting it. And I know I am looking at this all wrong--I should be glad I'm the one they come to--but why, oh why, can't daddy be good enough? Why does mommy have to do EVERYTHING?! Matt tries to help and the girls will not let him! And by evening time, I am so frazzled and headached with all the whining and crying that I need a break!

What's that? You're tired of my whining? Yeah, I kind of went off there, didn't I? (Can you hear the fiddle in the background?)

Well, on a more positive note, I did something fun and somewhat crafty with my kids today. Joshua asked if I would help him make some paper bag puppets. I ended up helping him make a few and the girls helped make some, too.

I can't even tell you how long it's been since I've made, or even seen, a paper bag puppet. But it was fun. And the kids loved it! And it provided hours of entertainment. I'm sure there are much better templates available out there, but we just crafted our own--nothing too fancy.

When's the last time you made paper bag puppets?

Jaime Sig


Tiaras and Tantrums said...

we did puppet over the christmas holidays and the kids loved it!

Laura said...

That hand, foot and mouth virus is the worst thing ever!!! (((HUGS)) and here is to a smooth and quick recovery.

Are You Serious! said...

♥ My kids are the same way they don't want dad if they're in pain! I hope you get a break soon!

We haven't done paper bag puppets since grade school... I should do them with my kids they'd love it!

Stephanie said...

They are so cute (kids and the puppets)! V made one in library class some time ago.....I don't think I've done them with the twins. We'll have to give it a try sometime!

BTW....where is your couch from? My fabric looks similar :)

Cecily R said...

I'm glad things are at least a little better in the mouth sore department...hope the rest of the recovery goes quickly.

As for paper bag puppets (yours are SO CUTE), Gracie makes them everytime she finds a bag to work with. Seriously. Every. Time. :)

angie said...

I haven't made a paper bag puppet in ages. Thanks for the idea. :)

* TONYA * said...

Oh my goodness, those sores looked so painful. Poor girls. Poor you too. It's hard when the kids rely on you when anything is wrong. Hope they are back to normal in no time and you get a break.

Cute puppets.

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I love the bag puppets! I know what you mean about the kids always wanting Mama. Same thing goes on here and its very frustrating at times. There's only so much crying a person can listen to before going off the deep end.