Wednesday, April 9

And the week goes on...

Yes that extra kid is still here.
And yes, I am still coping...barely.

It is unfortunately THIS child that is making me want to slap someone.
THIS child who doesn't understand what it means to talk with an inside voice.
THIS child who is still in possession of stolen merchandise and refuses to return it to school.
And THIS child that has had every possible privilege already taken away, the only thing I have left to threaten him with is food.
"You better behave if you want to eat!"
And the sad thing is that with nothing to possibly do but sit and read and sleep, his response is "oh well, not so bad."
Yeah...someone needs a good ass whooping!

Today I hid back in the room of crap while my responsible child did his homework himself and is now out at the park practicing soccer because the season starts this week.

It is more of Elly's Squirrellystamps!
This time it is the little gnomie and the house.
When I first saw the little mushroom house I mistakenly referred to it as the "smurf house" but Elly quickly set me straight.
I colored the image with my Copic markers and added a nice white fluffy beard with some liquid applique.
It just didn't look right without it.
That green rik rak is from the Target $1 spot, I am thinking I shoulda bought more when they had it, I am nearly out of all three colors.
Don't forget to check out Elly's etsy shoppe for more great designs.
They are all unmounted rubber and work great with double sided tape or ez mount!

Back to babysitting duties.


Libby Hickson said...

OMG! Rollin with my gnomies! Love it!! And sorry about all the crap going on with the kid...

Donna Baker said...

oh dear! this is TOO stinkin' cute! DH loves it, gave it a big THUMBS up!! LOVE it, your coloring, the ric rac (dontcha just hate it when you run out of something you coulda got more of and then it's too late when you realize it)?

Michele Kovack said...

I love your is soooo you!!! Keep saying, one more day, just one more day......I'll call ya tomorrow. How about Sunday? Would that work at all for you and Carol?

Noel said...

That card is really adorable!!

I'm sorry you are dealing with a forky child...what a pain.

kat said...

Rolling with my Gnomies? I think I just peed my pants. Excuse me, gotta go and change LOL

Paula said...

Gnomes, the other white meat.

Crafty Connie said...

Your card is so cute! That gnome is adorable.

It must make you feel pretty darn good that Max is a good kid and isn't a butthead like the one that you are currently watching.

Cricket said...

such a cute card!!! Love that little mushroom house too..makes me think back to when I was little, there was this tv show on Sunday mornings called "The Magic Door", and the characters all lived in this little mushroom house!! Okay, seriously dating myself with that info!!


M. said...

I think I would be hiding out too! And if you keep this up, I'm going to have to get some Copic markers myself... and I think my husband may divorce me over this... hmm, well he didn't over my last purchase, what's one more!? I love the Gnome card!

liz mataraza said...

so cute! and love the 'gnomies'. how much longer with the demon child? perhaps you should only feed him raw broccoli and take away his reading material as well.

Rochelle W said...

This card cracks me up. I love the greeting and the liquid applique on the beard. Super cute!!

Kristi @ Mi Vida Ocupada said...

Its hard to set boundries for kids who otherwise don't have many :(
Hang in there...just a few more days, right?

alittlebitofscrap said...

So sorry for your pain! I have a nephew that does just whatever he wants to too. It's hard.

Love your card! The title is hilarious. Love it!! :)

Josie said...

Rollin with my gnomies...holy crap...that is HILARIOUS!
you are too cool for words

Alyssa said...

Such a cute card...that's it, I think I might break down and buy me my own little gnome to love!!! TFS...and good luck with Thing 1 and especially with Thing 2!

Alhambra Club said...

this is so cute, love gnomes.