Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine and injustice when He could do something about it. But I'm afraid God might ask me the same question.

Monday, September 21, 2009

We are the "project people"...

We were sure we were in over our heads on this one...
What a stinkin' mess.
We love a good project, but when you find yourself scrubbing your children's and your own hands with bleach because they are saturated with dye, you start to question your Mommy logic. We started out with gloves and good intentions and then things quickly went south. Then after dinner we got to "untie" our shirts and rinse them out. We were giddy.. they turned out way cool. And the kids were already asking when we could do it again. We made 7 shirts. Kobi and Jack were so excited to put them on for school this morning, our hands still a little blotchy with stain.. but this one was worth the mess. Do you think this has anything to do with my drive to move to the country, raise a few farm animals and become a hippie?.... the kids would gladly follow....We shall see, suburbia isn't working for us, but the crumby real estate market is keeping us happily content for now.

7 comments:

chksngr said...

I'm one of those moms that thinks that messy fingers are the sign of a fun childhood...yesterday, Jay colored himself...thank goodness for washable markers!!! But I think his knees will forever be dirty...he is always on them...Ahhhhh...little boys!

Annie said...

Very cool!!

Michelle said...

Love the shirts!! We will have to try this.

Anonymous said...

Love the shirts, but do you realize how sad the idea of you guys leaving makes us? Or maybe your neighbors are just too loud???
~C3J2

Hebnix said...

That seemed to be a really fun project! I'm anxious to give it a try.

Jennifer Barbee said...

If you feel a shallow bowl with clorox and just dip your hands in it - the color will come right off. I've had experience in this area :)

Sydney said...

Ok, I cannot wait to do this with Sydney this weekend! I cannot believe I haven't thought about doing it sooner. Messy hands here we come!

Love your blog!