Friday, March 5, 2010

Pajama Day

Today is Pajama Day at kindergarten!

Also, known as "Green Eggs and Ham Day",
today is the culmination of a week long celebration of 
the birthday of Dr. Seuss, aka Theodor Seuss Geisel 
on March 2nd. 

So, of course, when it is Pajama Day, and the kids are going to enjoy eating
Green Eggs and Ham (EW!)
Ahnalin NEEDED new pajamas.
Ahnalin had picked out this flannel several months ago
on sale at Joann Fabrics for $2.00 a yard.

But then she told me she wanted a "pretty bow" on the top.

I do not have a large selection of notions in purple tones,
so I HAD to go to Ben Franklin to pick out some pretty trim.

I found this great gingham ribbon that is stretchy.
The saleslady told me it is actually meant for
hairbows and headbands for babies.

I put it on the hem too because Ahnalin did not want big ruffles this time.

Her bear is actually sporting a matching bow but
you can't see it.

However, I must confess that I believe I have created a monster here.

Just a little monster, but a fashionista monster to say the least.

You see, because I sew most of Ahnalin's clothing,
she has become accustomed to having
new things for every special day at school.

When she told me that she was allowed to bring a doll
or stuffed animal to school on pajama day,
she requested a matching outfit for her bear.

And a night cap.

Well, Little Missy, Mama did not have time this week to make
the accessories you have ordered!

In between altering a bridal gown for a client,
the usual alterations and repairs for clients and for us,
cutting and sewing the quilt top for the
kindergarten hand print quilt for the silent
auction, and starting Easter dresses,
I have not had a spare minute.

However, this mama was not happy when the young one
woke me up at 5:30 this morning because she was so excited for
pajama day!

I am NOT a morning person. My best sewing hours are from 10 PM -2 AM,
so I like my morning hours QUIET!

Little Miss Chick awakens with a BANG
every morning.

And this morning, she was MAD at me for not making
the matching night cap and bear jammies.

Hm.....good thing my parenting class dealt with gratitude
this week.
I think we need to make some more dollies to send to
Ragdolls to Love so that Ahnalin remembers
to be grateful again.

Do any of you find that by sewing so much for your little ones,

they come to expect these things a little too often?

Maybe I need to make India's Easter dress this week and make Ahnalin wait!


Oh, and tonight, I am taking India and her boyfriend to see
Alice and Wonderland.

India is going to wear her Halloween costume.

Remember this?

Happy Sewing today. I am going to get some more
coffee and get over my stinky attitude now.

I have
Alice in Wonderland in 3D
to look forward to!


Sew Pretty Dresses said...

I am in a rush about to go pickup my son. But having a conversation with you as I read! Okay,love the PJs, have the same ribbon in pink. Sewed some to elastic and attached it to Gap jeweled ballet flats that should have come with a strap(I noticed they fixed it this year). Love the green eggs and ham day. Daughter doesn't expect clothing for everything yet, but she is still pretty young so there is time! I think it is sweet.
I want to see Alice in Wonderland! You will have to provide a review!
Ditto on the morning person thing. 10 is when I become civil feeling, 3:00 I hit my stride till about 11:00!

Curt, Pam, Ryan and Carissa said...

Love the PJ's!!! Can't wait for fun days like for my little Carissa and I wish I could sew like you. I have tried and, well, I can sew a straight line and that's about it!!

Julia said...

I want a pajama day!! Yes, your kids do expect you to make them stuff on command. It doesn't stop when they get married and have their own kids, either. But, it's our own faults!

joanne lendaro said...

Love the PJ's! What she will know (when she's much older) is the time and efforts that went into all of those cute little outfits that you're cranking out now. She will appreciate it then and love you more for it. She is a doll, and very lucky to have you as her Mommy!