Footed Pajama Craft

Footed pajama craft for kids

We are still a few weeks away from our house being finished. Our cabinets & vanities will be installed in a few days and soon we will be ready for our floors. It has been tough living out of just a few suitcases. If you have been tuning in with us, you know that my husband’s aunt has been kind enough to take us in while we await the completion of our house. My head is cloudy & filled with paint swatches, carpet samples & back splashes.  Our routine has been a bit off, but even with all that has been going on, Mai & I have still been enjoying our craft times. Now we have company in the form of 2 year old little Ashley.

My daughter’s favorite subject to draw is herself. She loves to make self portraits of herself.  It was getting close to bedtime last night. Ashley had already settled into her pajamas, but Mai was insistent on drawing and doing a craft before bed. She was drawing her usual self portraits. Since we were talking about trying to get her in her jammies, I cut a pair of footed pajamas out of construction paper.


Click below for the cutout.

Footed jammies

It was just meant to be silly & I was going to put her portrait in it and tell her  “That Mai has her jammies on.”

Mai saw it & her eyes lit up. She jumped up and asked “What is that you’re cutting?” I showed her. “I want that.” Ashley wanted one too. So I cut out a few more.

What started as just a little joke, ended in some fun for the kids.

They both colored and decorated their pajamas.



Mai finished hers and asked for glue. She laughed & said “Silly Mama, the jammies need a head.”

She glued her pajamas to a piece of paper.


She looked at it disapprovingly and ask me to cut out another pajama on pink paper. She went to work at it at again.IMG_1209

She glued down her pink one too & drew on her head. “Look Mama, I am wearing glasses because it is hard to see.”


Her jammie portrait gave me an idea & I printed out a photo of her face & added it to her other drawing. She laughed.

Footed pajama craft for kids.

As she was giving me a kiss goodnight, she asked “Can we make more pajamas tomorrow.” Of course we can. Sweet dreams, little girl!

Footed pajama craft for kids

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10 Reasons That I Wish I Was A Toddler


It was a bad night for mommy. The terrible twos have blown through our home like a tornado & have left exhaustion & frustration in its wake. Tonight was especially rough. My daughter had a meltdown that lasted from the moment I came home until I tucked her into her crib. Collapsing on the couch with a beer and a headache got me thinking. What is my little girl so distressed about? Sure she is contending with a lot of young emotions and her little brain is taking in a lot, but all in all, I have to say I think that she has it pretty good. I would not mind being in her shoes for a few days.

Here are 10 reasons that I wish I could be a toddler.

1.  I could wear footie pajamas every day. I used to joke with my husband all the time that I wish I could spend all day in footie pajamas like our daughter did. My hubby obliged & last mother’s day I ended up with a pair of these.


2. Chubby belly & thighs are considered cute. If this were only true for me, I would be considered a goddess.


3. Running around naked is acceptable. I am sort of a nudist. If it was socially acceptable, I might never put clothes on.


4. Napping  I don’t understand why my daughter fights napping so much . It is wonderful. You don’t realize how much you love a good nap until you can’t take them when you want anymore.


5. You can get away with wearing anything. As adults we are always so self-conscious of our appearance & what other people think of it. I am guessing I could not get away with this mis-matched ensemble that daddy put her in one day.



6. Everything you do is funny, smart & cute. I can’t remember the last time someone oohed & aaahed over me smelling my own feet or farting. It just doesn’t happen. 


7. If you pee or poop in your pants it is not embarrassing. Ok, ok, it is not that I do these things, but if I did it would be nice to know that someone would be ready with a pack of water wipes & some powder to wipe my bum down with.


8. When you are mad, you can throw a tantrum. As adults we often have to suppress these feelings which leave us stressed. How wonderful would it be to have a toddler-like tantrum & throw things & pound your fists on the floor? I would like to try this at work tomorrow & see what happens.


9. You can be a slob. How fun would it be to enjoy your food so whole heartedly? I would drop food all over myself & not bat an eyelash. When you make a mess, somewhere is always there to clean it up for you.



10. The world is your playground. One thing that I find so wonderful about my daughter is that everything is so new & exciting to her. Things that we take for granted, fill her with such wide-eyed wonder. I would love to be able to see things again through a child’s eyes.


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