sick day…

My daughter is sick.

So is my son, but not as much.

Little love is down for the count.

So, today’s post is going to be short and simple.

We’ve recently developed a new sleeping together issue:

My daughter wants a night-light, my son does not.

This is a problem because our kids share, not only a room, but a bed as well.

My son keeps complaining:

“I’m a man, I don’t need a light.  It keeps me up, I can’t sleep”

He resorted to sleeping on the couch in our living room, but that didn’t work because I wake-up early to work out, as does my husband, so we woke him up with all our moving around.

Luckily, we came up with another idea:

An eye mask.

I let my son cut and design his “Hero” mask and then I glued it all together.

I used felt and fabric glue, plus I cut a headband and added it for the strap–that way there would be no knot at the back of his head.

I double layered the felt and sewed the edges.  All together I spent about 15 minutes on this project.

I didn’t waste a lot of time because I figured this particular experiment wouldn’t work.  (I’ve tried to sleep with masks and things on, I’ve never been able to handle it.)

That messy corner is where I tried to sew over wet glue. . . come ON Trina.

While it’s not a roaring success, this mask isn’t a total failure either.

Cyclone doesn’t keep the mask on all night, but he starts with it on–long enough for him to fall asleep, (somewhere in his sleep it comes off) so it’s doing it’s job.

We got our couch back.

There you go!

Now it’s back to cuddling with my sick babies. . .such a tough job– wish me luck.

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