A Firetruck? Why not a firefighter?!!


Seriously, why can’t he just be a firefighter?!!  “But mommy! I want to be a firetruck!”  How can I say no?  OK, challenge accepted.  Hopefully the hubby will help out, he’s not keen on it.  “Just buy him a firefighter outfit, I don’t want to make anything.”  Good thing for the boy, I love a challenge, plus I like to upcycle when I can.  Thanks to Amazon, I’ve hoarded a closet full of cardboard.

Like the engineer that I was before I became a stay at home mom, I built a scaled down prototype.  The prototype looks like a firetruck right?  Imagine that it’s red!  Well, hopefully the finished product will resemble a firetruck more.  l need 1 cardboard box and some extra cardboard to make the front of the truck.    I’ll need some red paint, some construction paper to make the panels and ladder, a swim noodle for the hose, Styrofoam box filler for bumpers, some sort of straps, and lots of packaging tape.  Think I can pull it off?  We’ll see, I’ve got about 2 weeks time…. better get started!

What about the baby?  What should the baby be?  eh…good thing she has no opinions on that right now..most likely whatever hand me downs costume I have that fits her….  But if i have time to make one or find a used costume, she can be a Dalmatian puppy or ….. a fire hydrant!!


I finished!


It took me 9 months, 9 months! I walked into a specialty yarn store last January looking for the perfect yarn to knit my baby a blanket. I remember that quite a few people took interest in my endeavor. I was about 37 weeks pregnant. I told them, “I’m going to make a baby blanket!” I had 3 more weeks I told them, I can do it. This little old lady said to me, “Oh sweetie, you are not going to finish” and laughed so hard I’m pretty sure she peed her pants! Overly optimistic? Yes! Was I crazy? Yes! Was she right? Yes again… and baby arrived early, I went into labor 4 days later. I told her she may be right but I’m still buying the yarn. Just because I won’t finish before my baby girl was born doesn’t mean I won’t finish before she turns 18, right?!!! Right!!! Yay me! I finished. In fact, I finished before she turned 1 and just before the weather gets cold. Double win! Now if only I can bump into her again…..she looked like a regular there… you know…knitting in the sofa provided for the regular…but I’m pretty sure she’s forgotten about the whole incident.