Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My Name is Stephanie, and I'm a Procrastinator

Well, I did it last year. And the year before. And most likely the year before that. I have all year to make my kids Halloween costumes, but I cannot start this project until the last moment. I just can't. I would like to clarify, however, that I do my best work under pressure!

I have been hard at it sewing costumes for the last few days. Keaton's is done. Delaney's is 1/4 done. Brezlan's is 3/4 done. My husband just looks at me and shakes his head and smiles. He thinks I am crazy, but I nothing makes me happier than seeing the smiles on my kids faces when they put on their costumes. I will sew on...

17 comments:

Amanda said...

YOU GO GIRL! What a mom!

Kathy said...

Look at all that talent!


I buy mine 1/2 price the day after Halloween : ) Really, we have a box of dress up clothes and home made outfits for younger kids but last year I went into K-Mart and they had three adult sized costumes that were perfect my older ones. And they were 75% off (of $40).

kelly said...

Hey my clown name is Honey - B when you get done you think you can make me a outfit? :-)

Kathy Eden said...

I am at awe of people who can sew well. That was not a gift I was given :o)
Bravo on the costumes!!!

Beanie said...

This is a great family trait that we share. My name is Christina, and I'm a procrastinator also. Is there help out there for us?

crispy said...

I am right there with you girl. I am getting the machine out this min.

Salzwedel Family said...

Kelly - the pattern has an adult size too. I'll get right on that!

Beanie - I think the reason we proscrastinate is to rebel against our moms who always plan ahead and have everything ready months ahead of time. Don't you think?

Tracy said...

You look just too cute in that hat!!! I couldn't sew a costume if you paid me!!! I admire your effort!!

Salzwedel Family said...

Delaney here! I love her costumes each and every year. I can't wait to see what my costume will be next year.

poseygirl said...

Admitting it is half the battle!:)

That is so sweet. I wish I could do that. I guess I could, but we'd probably all be too embarassed for the kids to wear them in public. LOL

Leslie said...

That is so cool that you make their costumes!

Beanie said...

Steph I have to agree with you....it is all our mother's fault. Today is Mylee's birthday and I still don't know we are having for dinnner and everyone is coming to my house at 6. At least we will have birthday cake. Can we all say proscrastinate together!! I think we need to start a group meeting for this.....wait that will never get done. :o)

Eric and Michelle said...

that is so cool

Tereasa said...

Procrastination is one of the reasons I've only ever sewn one costume. My procrastination makes my family nervous. Slugger's superman costume didn't come with a cape and he is very uptight that I haven't made one for it yet.

Wife to the Rockstar said...

i am too. welcome to the club.

Greg's Wife said...

Oh my! You are SuperMom, Stephanie! I can't even begin to imagine sewing ONE costume, let alone THREE... and I actually like sewing.

Kristina said...

Ok, thanks for putting the rest of us to shame!!!!!

I am a loser mom. My kids have to find something in the house to use as their costume. I must admit they have have come up with some really ingenious things. It makes them use their brains!

But I aspire to be like you and make some...someday!