I have a few questions that have been gnawing away at me of late, so I feel the need to ask…
How does Izzy manage to turn herself in such circles in bed that by the time I come to check on her on my way to bed her doona is all tangled and scrunched and she is sleeping under nothing more than the thin cover? And how I do stop it happening?
What do you do with old undies?
We’ve had a run of undies that have lost their elastic of late. They are still perfectly good, just no elastic. Some even have princesses on them and the girls refuse to let me throw them out… so what do I do with them?
When is later?
Recently my son told me “I do gentle hands later…” and I’m just wondering when I can expect that to happen?
Any and all suggestions and answers are much appreciated.
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Here I am, supposed to be ignorning twitter world to get something done, and I’m stuck on your blog laughing at your questions anyway!
Mistress B says
I actually have an answer to the duna problem!
My TJ did (still does) the same thing so I lined his duna in it’s cover up all nicely……… then sewed the bastard in there!
I used the sewing machine set on a large stitch length to make it easy to unpack later to sew straight across all four corners through both the cover and duna and a small section up each side. Means you can’t take the cover off to wash it, but not having to wrestle to duna straight in it’s cover every day was well worth that minor inconvenience.
Can you put new elastic in the undies at all? If not then perhaps it’s time for a valuable lesson in when to chuck things out or recyle them into something else.
When to expect gentle hands……. I have no idea – not before he’s 20 I would think! lol
love the Douna idea…
as for undies- i generally cut the crotch out of em and use them as dusting rags… sorry nothing more creative.
I like B’s doona idea! Gigi does the same thing – I’m amazed she’s not freezing at night. Maybe a sleeping bag would be better but then she’d probably tie herself in knots and fall out of bed :)
I’m still waiting for gentle hands too. (and that’s a lovely well-constructed sentence for a little boy :))
Sandi Garrett :) says
How about cutting the princess or pretty part out & sewing it onto a face washer??? That way they can still use their pretty undies!!
I have no suggestions for the doona problem, would a sleeping bag (like used for babies) solve the worry of her getting cold??
No advice re the doona sorry – other than perhaps you could try blankets instead. I gave up on doonas a while back and we now use wool blankets – nice and warm and i’m less worried about dust mites joining me in my bed.
Re the undies – its relatively easy to replace the elastic if you have a sewing machine. You can buy special underwear elastic or fold over elastic. You can unpick the old elastic – or perhaps just cut it off (would mean the undies would be trimmer) and replace. This tutorial for making undies shows you how to sew on the elastic. http://tinyurl.com/ns5et3. Fold over elastic is even easier.
No answer to the Doona problem sorry.
As for the undies, in our house they become dusting rags, or if they are absolute favourites well then they become clothing for “big ted” and “big Rabbit”… they fit very nicely into recycled size five undies ;)
My children would say that “later” never comes…as in “mum when can we do this?” my reply “later”… according to them often “later” means “never”.
I can only help with your doona question. I use big safety pins (think nappy pins that hold cloth nappies together) to attach the doona cover to the doona (just two, one in each of the top corners). If I had more safety pins, I would probably do it the the bottom of the doona too, but I don’t have enough and it’s one of those things I never get around to buying. Two does the job pretty well though.
you can get clips to put on the doonas to stop the actual doona escaping.
Put new elastic in the knickers.
mmmmmmm gentle hands………well keep trying hon!!!