Remember how my 8 year old creatively got me to finally do all the mending? Well, we got it all done this weekend. And everyone pitched in.
I printed out some stickers for when they were all stitched up and ready to be released, the kids helped me sew up some Medic head wraps and....Ella just wanted to be a pet. How can you blame her with all the stuffed animals around! She's our comic relief around here, and our method actress too.
The kids set up beds, prepared shots (to numb the area before I dug in with a needle!) and took records of their names, procedures, and recorded when they were released.
We made white bandages to wrap their stitches when they were done, too.
The kids even came up with names: I was Dr. Stitch, Addie was Nurse Needle and Ian was Nurse Sew.
It could have been the most adorable thing they've come up with in a while.
Kenneth even got involved. I guess it looked like too much fun to hold back. He's really cute when he sews. Quite the MAN.
Poor Ella though. She got a little carried away, and may have caused more pain than comfort to a few of the animals. The poor bunny, actually.
And all was well. I still have a few more blankets, but I convinced the kids that hand sewing would mean no dinner. They changed their minds pretty quick.
Are you like me, and have soft toys and socks and blankets that really could use a quick stitch?
Feel free to print these out and make some fun out of it.
Have fun mending!