Okay, so, I decided to encourage myself in my "creative recycling" in this post since this morning I had an incident that occurred that turned out just right because of my "pack-rat"ness... Hello! I know that is not a word, I had to use it, though, to make my point.
Anyhow, imagine telling your four year old to get dressed for school, only to have him approach you half an hour later only dressed in a t-shirt and underwear. The expression on his face is half matter-of-fact, a quarter distress, and a quarter full of faith that I will have the answer to his predicament. "Mamma, these underwear got too big, and you have to give them to Antonio." Mind you, these underwear are for a 2, 3, maximum four year old (if they are thin in the waist like mine are). There is normally NO way a 6 or 7 year old could comforably wear them. Only, here was this poor child who needed to make his point by letting go of the waist band to make sure that he was serious. Down they went.
So, I, in my creative, "brilliant", pack-rat way, had just the solution. Remember those holey underwear I mentioned in the last post. Actually I looked at them. I kept them because after just a few wears and washes the elastic had gone REALLY bad. Defective to be sure. Anyhow, I pulled out that pair, the ones he had just dropped dejectedly on the floor, pulled out my sewing kit, that I rarely use, and pulled out a piece of elastic that I had kept from one of my hubbies old pairs of undies. And wouldn't you know... if cut in half, both pairs of kiddie undies would be usable once more.
There is a reason why I there are moments I am really glad I am the way I am. It saves money, it makes one exercise creativity, and, it makes life interesting, colorful, and just so full of spice... :-)
Out of curiosity... is there anything about yourself that you did not like while growing up, but now that you're are mostly "grown", you see God's wisdom in creating you the way He did? I have many, but... I would love to hear someone else be real, for a moment. :-)