Keeping my kids busy, while one's fighting a fever!
March 17, 2013 by
My 4 year old is still fighting his fever, my 6 year old is full of energy and I'm fighting a cough, sore throat and swollen glands. There were a few St Patty's Day events I wanted to check out today, but from the neck up, I don't feel well at all. Usually, I would type in my symptoms, but I don't even want to know what a Google search would say could be wrong with me (I'm staying away from WebMD). Damn it! Being sick really sucks! On the bright side I'm glad we're sick during this weekend instead of during the week when my kids have school, and hopefully not during another vacation.
For some reason, being out of bed when sick always makes us feel a little better. When I saw my little one walking around the house and opening the fridge to get a juice box, I was actually happy. He didn't have much of an appetite at all yesterday. I had some little paint bottles, paint brushes and wooden frames and a jewelry box laid out on the dining room since Friday evening for us to have an arts and crafts day on Saturday morning, but we didn't bother to do anything since he was sick. I asked him this morning if he was in the mood to paint and I got the enthusiastic "Yes!" I was hoping for. To top it off, he asked me to heat up the leftover pizza from yesterday, that he missed out on. Woohoo!
With bottles of paint, Pizza, bread sticks and our crafty moods, the fun began! We really enjoyed ourselves...and for less than $10. The paint and wooden frames were purchased at Walmart a week ago. I didn't like the brushes there, so I waited until I had to go to Michaels and bought them. While browsing the store I came across some really nice wooden pieces that will cause me to add "painter" to my regularly scheduled hobbies!
After that shopping trip, I realized next time I will purchase all the items from Michaels. They have a much better selection of wooden products to paint, plus 40% of coupons I could use. They even have a large selection of bird houses, crosses, benches, boxes, and even jewelry boxes. Check out the one I painted below, I'll give that one to my niece. The jewelry box is just $4.99 minus the 40% off coupon, totaling $3.18 with tax. The perfect size for bracelets! I'm going to buy paint and give it a mohagony wood finish look to match my jewelry armoire! Sure beats spending $75 - $150!!!