Thursday, May 15, 2014

15:05:14 Boring sewing

I like doing fun sewing projects but not boring ones. Sian now wears a senior uniform which means that in January we bought a new navy skirt for her. It needed adjusting as it was too long. I'm not a fan of paying someone to do what I can do myself and so it was me who painstakingly took down the original hem, measured, pinned, cut (gulp) and hand stitched the new hem in place. It was slow work, boring work.

Now we get to the interesting bit. First day in school Sian came home and did her household chores including emptying the kitchen bins. I won't forget the scream. "Muuuuum" or the look on her face as she smelt the bleach run down her leg. Saw the colour strip from the skirt in an ugly patch that matched the pallor of her cheeks. Someone *cough* *Byron* *cough* had well meaningly poured bleached into the bin the night before. It was an understatement to say that I was mad. Hell hath no fury like a mother who knows that she will have to start all over with a new skirt again...

It took quite a few weeks to co-ordinate getting a new skirt. It wasn't just the money, it was the special order that was going to take 4-6 weeks to complete. Added to the procrastination of me leaving it at the bottom of the to-do list because I just didn't want to do it. Finally the skirt was bought (no special order, easy, they had her size in stock) After another round of procrastination I finally sat down this weekend to take it up. 

No more colouring in the bleach stain with permanent marker that only provides a temporary fix. Deep breath, skirt number two is ready to wear. And the kitchen bins need emptying. I do not like this deja vu that is following me around. It might be time to swap the chores around...

2 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. Laughing at the "colouring in with permanent marker". I have a favourite black t-shirt with an orange blob on the front and a black pen in the wardrobe to colour in after every wash!

  2. Oh!! !sounds like a challenging time Gina.
    you are right when you say there is no book yet written on how to prepare for all life gives us as devoted Mums X
    Auntie Jul x