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Youth is wasted on the young.

Saturday, 22 August 2009


If anyone ever wonders why I married my husband I offer them this as reason and evidence.

He calls it my sweatshop and when I nod off or take time out to blog he says
"The slaves in the sweatshop are slacking, you need to get in there and whip them up..."
Not many men would put up with the family room looking like this for 6 weeks would they?

I know the BA's dad would have had a very hard time of it :-) But Himself just shrugs and supports me and tells me what a good person I am for doing all this work for the school....
I feel slightly guilty because I actually love doing it. It's no huge sacrifice, except for the obvious devastation which would be so much more orderly if I had a designated sewing room.

I know it sounds like I'm making excuses but this is worse than it usually is because I cut out some serving maid outfits early yesterday morning and then literally dropped everything to rush into school and teach maths for lessons 3/4. I particularly wanted to get them done so I could give them to three kids whose wonderful mums are part of my sweatshop team; this would give them the weekend to complete them. Of course, because I was busy fitting costumes throughout the after school rehearsal, when I went to find the kids with prepared bags of cut out costumes and photocopied instructions...they'd GONE HOME!!!!!!!!! AUUUUUGH! I missed them by minutes :-(

Nevertheless, I am not going to get sucked into sewing those; I'm going to continue cutting and packing up bags of projects so at least I can get the floor clean. I have a few repairs to do this weekend and I'm off to trawl the op-shops now for small mens' suits, black mens' suit vests and ankle boots for orphans. I am not going to allow myself to get bogged down in the actual sewing of things. Everyone who is helping is doing an absolutely brilliant job of that anyway!

I have another post to do about my super daughter...but that will have to wait.


hipMomma said...

You are fantastic for taking all that on. But what a rewarding feeling at the end I'm sure.

chaoticfamily said...

Wow that is terrific. You have a very supportive hubby. LOL - as a neat freak - that might cause me to have a stroke. Just don't open any of my drawers or cupboards though. It's all hiding.

Brittany said...

ha ha ha. Love the sweatshop! You're not REALLY hiring underage workers though, right?! ;) ha ha ha.

A Free Man said...

Honestly, I probably wouldn't. Clutter drives me nuts. Like the toys perennially strewn around my living room. Nuts I say. Nuts!

Stacy said...

Yes, you are very good for doing this! Glad Himself is a-okay with the chaos. :)

carrie said...

sweatshop...hee hee. that is a good man you have got there! j. is pretty good about crafts being spread from one end of the house to the other as well. he even tried on a cow costume last year so i could see what it looked like...good sport!

Kim said...

It's nice to see that others sometimes live like this, too! I thought about taking pictures of my mess, but just couldn't do it. :-)
I am making progress, though it's slow. We've had rain for several days and it's dark and dreary - the kind of day that makes you want to camp out on the couch all day and nap.......
You're really great for doing all this, you know!