Wednesday, February 27, 2008

My Husband's Deep, Dark Secret

My son Jack is in a 1st grade music program today. We, the parents, were asked to make costumes for our children for the program. From the list of costumes, Jack picked a fox. The instructions on the list said to dress him in an appropriately colored sweat suit and add ears and a tail. Easy enough. At least in a house with a husband like mine.

I have posted before that we are not very crafty in my house. My husband has been keeping a deep, dark, secret. He is very, very good at crafts. I always knew he was a talented artist. He has the mind of an engineer and the perspective of an architect. But, who knew he had the scissors-dexterity of Mary Engelbreit?

Anyway, Jack left the house this morning in his fox costume and I barely even recognized him. Didn’t John do a great job?



O.K. That’s not really what John made. But he did do a great job on the ears and nose and tail.







The only thing I was in charge of was getting the pants to stay up. I tried Velcro, but the sticky back wouldn’t stick. John suggested I try his hot glue gun. “It’s already loaded with fabric glue.” How many men do you know that can say that with a straight face that aren’t hosting a show on HGTV? Unfortunately, the hot glue gun didn’t work. So, in a last ditch effort, I sewed them. If you can call what I did sewing. I didn’t even show this to John, out of shame and embarrassment for my lack of even the most basic motherly and womanly sewing skills. I even used purple thread. Purple! I’ll be surprised if this holds through the first stanza.



Now that my husband’s hidden talents have been revealed, I hope he realizes that I am never making another room party decoration, game, costume, etc. for the rest of my life. Once Jack’s pants fall down in the middle of the gym in front of the whole school, no one will let me anyway.

12 comments:

Rick said...

Your husband is crafty and he turned your son into a crafty fox. I guess that's the circle of life.

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Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Foxy!

Angie said...

Heather, I have known that John is crafty since you two showed up to our costume party as the crocodile hunter and his wife with John's crocodile eating half his arm off and your odd slug-like insects attached to your skin.
You did better than me. I would have called Jan to make sure the pants didn't fall down. I CANNOT SEW!
KEEP BELIEVING

Kellan said...

I love his cute fox costume - yes your husband did a great job!!! How cute! See you soon. Kellan

Sandy C. said...

That is too cute! GReat job hubby :)

I can't believe his pants fell in front of the school!

Pinky said...

I think you're an awesome mom, from what I've seen! It's super-cool that your husband has this hidden talent, and even cool-er that you've discovered it!
Thanks for visiting me. I like your blog, it's right up my alley!
I'll be back, for sure!

laughingatchaos said...

Yeah, I think you're off the hook for the school years! :)

utmomof5 said...

I would have just found a place that sold a fox costume and spent the money. I figure it is my way of helping the economy. I could probably make one I just refuse to do it. :)

Christina

katydidnot said...

i would eat green eggs and ham with that fox, because it's just that cute.

Karla & Ben said...

Great job John. We'll come to your for all of our future costume needs!

Damama T said...

And just what is wrong with tht sewing job??? Be proud, woman! LOL! Isn't it great to have hubby who's not afraid to show his fem side when necessary. Gotta love a man who is that self-secure!

Kathy said...

How cute! He did a great job! Don't feel bad, I can't even thread a needle!! My son does it for me and he's 12 LOL!

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