Cleopatra costume is DONE! Custom made for an adorable little 40 inch tall blondie. Go me. You will die when you see the cuteness. Leia "helped" make it. It took about 6 hours. The girls are each helping make their own costumes. 2 down, 2 to go. Thank you Xander, for saving Mama's sanity by choosing an instant costume. I expect Juli's to only take 3-4 hours to modify. Bella's is going to be an extensive project. Luckily she has serious artistic skills and can genuinely help.
I thought that I had lost my mind while standing in the fabric department of Hobby Lobby yesterday morning holding 10 bolts of fabric, 3 costume sketches, and a basket full of miscellany. The lady cutting my fabric made me feel a lot better with a little speech about how "most kids do not get this kind of attention and effort from their parents." Followed by a little, "you are making memories with them that will last a lifetime". And closing with some nonsense about how I should start a business making costumes. LOL, as if anyone would want my costumes rigged up mostly with hot glue, and pins, with some stitching thrown in when absolutely necessary. I...don't...think...so. But thanks for your awesome support of my craftiness and parenting skills Hobby Lobby fabric department lady. I appreciate your support!
Don't ask me how many hours I've logged on my timesheet for my actual little job this week. Okay, I'll tell you...ZERO. Apparently I like to take a very loose interpretation of my 10 hour/week target. I think I'm subconsciously playing chicken with the office staff to cut me so that I don't have to go through the effort of quitting. I hate quitting. Probably not the best strategy.