Hubby and I are officially on vacation starting today.
Earlier this week, my mother-in-law took a few days off, from being our nanny granny, to go on a trip. She doesn’t usually take time off when hubby and I are working, but since we were so close to our winter vacation, hubby and I decided to tag team childcare for our kids.
On Monday, I went to work at the crack of dawn and then came home midday so hubby could go to work.
On Tuesday, hubby was at his office all day, and I worked at home while being with the kids. (Thank goodness I didn’t have any conference calls that day because the three-year-old was loud and on full tilt.)
On Tuesday evening, as we were getting ready for Wednesday, my daughter suggested we have a Twilight Saga movie marathon. Now, I’m not opposed to watching Edward Cullen and basking in “my first love” movie sequences, but six (plus) hours?
I hesitated at first, but then I thought why not? Hubby was going to be working from home and I asked him if he would be in charge of the three-year-old during the marathon. Hubby agreed and my daughter said I could do some work stuff (thanks, sweetie!) and work on crafts during the marathon. She told me all craft materials needed to be in the house already, so that upped the challenge, but it was not a bad arrangement at all.
At about 10:50am, my daughter sent the “boys” upstairs to “their area”. The movie marathon started promptly at 11am and ended at 6:46pm. And you might ask, what crafts are most appropriate during a movie marathon?
Christmas card holders and a movie marathon t-shirt.
Movie marathon nibbles
- Pineapple slices
- Sparkling water
- Spicy olives
- Garden salad
- Spinach and 4 cheese ravioli with red sauce
We have a plastic tub full of remnants, so I dug through that to find material for the first card holder. The sewing machine would make too much noise during the movie, so I used the glue gun (easy!).
The corduroy material was raveling which made me decide to glue the sequined ribbon on the raveling edges. Why we have that ribbon, I’m not sure, but I love a little bling. I painted the wooden sticks and then hot glue gunned the barrette clips to the ends.
I rolled each end of the card holder (fabric) around a wooden rod and hot glued it. I also hot glued the red sticks to the back of the card holder and then tied some ribbon at the top. (The back of this holder is not pretty.)
Done – and before the first movie ended.
My daughter is not Team Edward or Team Jacob. She wanted her t-shirt to commemorate our movie marathon. We had some fabric markers on hand and a bunch of stamps. She sewed a small bit of that sequined ribbon onto the pocket of her t-shirt. Festive!
I had a random wicker wreath downstairs in basement as well as a bunch of wired Christmas ribbon. The holiday sprays were purchased last year for some project I never completed, so I was lucky that they were here in the house. We always have glitter on hand. I painted the clothes pins and then made them sparkly.
That just means we need to up our creative sides while we all are on vacation together. Send us some fun ideas, please!