Not to be left out of this high-performing crowd, I would like to present our own contribution to the creative-mommy realm: the wrapping-paper hat.
The wrapping-paper hat is good for a lot of things, such as entertaining your almost-17-month-old for five minutes. Here is a photographic account of those five minutes:
"YES! My wrapping paper hat rocks. So does my blue crayon. Also, I am making my pirate face because nothing says pirates like Williams-Sonoma wrapping paper."
"Catch me if you can. My hat makes me super-fast. It's magical."
"Wait...What are you looking at?"
"Ah! Are you laughing at ME?"
"I don't care. Now I'm plotting something very fun for my hat and myself."
"But first, I must gather all of my toys into the big chair. Beary and Snail are gonna want front-row seats to whatever happens next."
"This hat makes everything much more fun. Do you see that gleam in my eye? Oh, yea. Big plans. You should be afraid."
"I look rather distinguished with wrapping paper on my head. Don't you think?"
"Hee hee hee...Close your eyes for just one minute. It's party time."
And then, five minutes were over.
Those silk-dress-sewing, flambé-making mommies have nothing on me. Tune in next week for a step-by-step guide to building a fort with pillows. It's very complicated, you know.