Trick or Treat

We went to the downtown festival last night. Chunguita wasn’t sure she wanted to go, but I told her that we would hold hands the entire time and leave as soon as she was tired.

She did pretty well. She needed me to get the candy from some of the more scary characters, whiches, vampires, and monsters. One monster scared her so badly that she wanted to run away but settled for hiding behind me.

Pulguito did very well. He loves his monkey costume. He wasn’t afraid of anything. He walked the entire time, and he carried his basket right up to everyone and held it out for candy.

On the way home, I tried to get everyone to wait until we got home to have candy. Robert just doesn’t seem to understand that if the rules don’t apply to him, he can’t enforce them with the kids. He sat in the front seat and ate the chocolate out of Chunguita’s basket. Of course she knew what he was doing, and of course, she wanted some too.

Trick or Treat

The downtown merchants association is having their trick or treat night, tonight, so I have to go home early from work (like that’s a bad thing?) to finish Pulguito’s monkey costume. We didn’t decide to go until this morning, and I didn’t have time to sew on the hat before work.

I worked a little on KS 3222.

Chunguita likes to go thru my fabric swatches. She used to like knits and stretch wovens because they have stretch, but this time when we got to the silk jersey, I told her that they were made from the cocoons of the silk worms that they had at daycare. She found this fascinating, so I pulled out my silk swatches and we looked at those. She was particularly fond of an iridescent fuchsia dupioni. I debated letting her take the swatch book to daycare for show and tell and decided against suggesting it. Perhaps if she asks, I’ll let her take it.

Back to Normal?

Pulguito’s fever broke around 7:30 am yesterday, so he’s back at daycare today.

Yesterday morning, as I was getting them ready, Chunguita asked if Pulguito were going to stay home. When I said yes, she wanted to know why she couldn’t stay home, too. I told her because I was going to run errends. She had a meltdown, demanding to go, too. As a compromise, I told her she could come with us to Starbuck’s. She calmed down, but after she got dressed, she decided she didn’t want to go to Starbuck’s.

As we were leaving, Pulguito melts down when he realises we’re not taking his daycare pack. I go back and get it. He’s confused when we get to daycare, because we go to Chunguita’s class. He always gets dropped off first. Since he loves PS3, he settles down, but when Chunguita takes off her coat, he wants to take off his coat and stay, too. Poor little boy with great big tears! He didn’t stop crying until we got to Starbuck’s and he got a sip of the (decaf, nonfat) latte.

This morning, I’m getting him dressed which is always a battle. After I get his pants, shirt, and sweatshirt on, I put him down on the floor so I can search for his shoes. Robert goes out to start the truck, and Pulguito goes running out after him. I’m in my pj’s with socks, no shoes, and I have to go running out after barefoot Pulguito. Pulguito was frantic until Robert and Chunguita came back into the house to help get his shoes on. And will Pulguito wear just any shoes? No, it has to be the leather boots.

last of the beach movies

New T-shirt Pattern

I was thinking: ho hum, another crew neck t-shirt with bust darts. Sure, it fits, and it looks great, but YAWN. I’d like a more scooped neck t-shirt, so I decided to try the one for Burda WOF 4-2003 or was it 4-2002? Anyway, I got out the pattern sheet, and started wondering why would I want to go to all the trouble to trace and alter this pattern when I have a very well fitting t-shirt already. So I traced the necklines, front and back, and transfered those, via tracing, to KS 2565 with french darts.  I smoothed out the lines using a french curve, but that’s only because I feel a need to justify the purchase of said french curve. I could have done it freehand. It was very easy.  

I also noticed that the shoulders on the Kwik Sew pattern size L are almost exactly the same width as a Burda size 44, but the Kwik Sew pattern is for very square shoulders (moi), and the Burda allows for some slope in the shoulders.

While I was at it, I decided to add more room for the gluteous maximus. I don’t like to just add at the side. I need it center back, more than at the sides, so I added a center back seam and the below the waist flare from New Look 6977.

Sometimes, they are so cute.

Are they cute or what? We went to Joann’s the other night, and Pulguito sat with Chunguita at the pattern book table while she read to him from the costume pattern book. I was able to look at patterns without having to chase children.

They don’t last long in this position because eventually Pulguito needs to get up and move, and Chunguita tries to make him stay a listen to her tell stories. The resulting struggle of Chunguita holding Pulguito down while Pulguito bites Chunguita is usually what I see. It was nice to see them in the pre-struggle phase.