passing the time

It was tough, but Middle dragged himself away from the bear cam to take a trip to Michael's in an effort to distract me from perseverating on Youngest's trip.


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If you haven't seen the bear-cam, now quite famous, I'd suggest you tune in. It is remarkably addictive. 

So. Michael's. I'm not sure I can accurately describe what happens to us during a trip to Michael's. We go a couple of times a year and it never fails. It renders us speechless, hysterically laughing, weak in knees and, I guess, stupefied.  Overwhelmed? Incredulous? 

We gave this Rob Sheridan print to Middle a couple of years ago and he has always intended to have it framed in the most ornate frame he could get his hands on.

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 Being Middle, he knew exactly what he wanted.

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With that accomplished, we had a little look around...to induce the aforementioned hilarity. 
We were successful.

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We eyed a soap making kit and I had visions of being like Suse, fashioning indescribably creamy soaps. But not with the little kit...

Go big or go home, Mom.

I'm not particularly crafty but I'm pretty sure I could make this bird without any supplies from the craft super-store.

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Middle was fond of this wreath and argued for it in our downstairs bathroom.

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Then we saw the queen wearing it on her head at the Olympics!

Foam hand?


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 Check.

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In my day, children fashioned dioramas from shoe boxes and glue and sand.
This "SceneA+Rama" feels like cheating.


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Let's buy five of these. Whoever makes a more accurate depiction of the DeathStar 2 wins. 
And why did it have such a lame name...DeathStar 2?

He appreciated this castle birdhouse.
The workmanship!


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 And taught me that the A10 can shoot 3000 bullets a minute.

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 Not that I am comfortable with that knowledge.

 Finally, he carefully explained the merits of rubber stamps.

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You see, this one, on the left, can be used a number of times, in many situations. 
Not true for the stamp on the right. I would not recommend the stamp on the right. 
Poncy.


Is anyone around? Can anyone see me? I'm going in.


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And, with that, he was gone.


Comments

Crazy Mom Tats! said…
What - no candy making kit? How about all the crazy things for scrapbooking? Hmm? Hmm?

You could have at LEAST gotten some fun fur. I have the crochet hooks AND the knitting needles to make a funky scarf.
I have a 'thing' for rubber stamps. As in, if I let myself I would amass a lot of them in quite a short space of time.
Ali said…
I want to come shopping with you guys.
Paola said…
Nothing better than a good old trip to Michael's.
marian said…
Middle is a saint. What fun guys you live with. Fingers crossed that the dizzy pukey is over and all is well!
kmkat said…
Poncy inkwell looks like an eyeball. Took me a while to figure out what it was.
Anonymous said…
I have never been to a Michael's. Can you believe that? But around here, they all seem to be situated out in the boonies, and I rarely find myself out in the boonies. But am I missing something? Do I need a wall of fake leaves into which I might disappear? Now I am really wondering.

jbhat
Your shopping posts are nearly as excellent as your traveling posts.
And yes, that diarama thing is totally cheating. If a student handed that in to me, I'd dock them points for being lazy.