I wouldn’t go so far as to say that we are all out March Madness fanatics. Scott did his bracket, I could care less about who wins. But I do enjoy watching a few games, as long as Oreo’s are involved. But my alma mater, BYU is playing tonight. They’ve had an incredible season, and I really hope that they win today. And so does Creamie (she is kind of their smallest cheerleader.)
OK, so really, she has very little idea about the whole thing, but she does like to watch basketball with us. And she knows that we root for the Cougars. And for Jimmer, number 32. Several weeks ago we found out that Creamie had the flu because she puked at the grocery store. I’ll spare you the details, but I’ll just say that I striped her down to her socks and a diaper and took everything else home in a garbage bag. The poor grocery store worker who was helping me get her cleaned up a bit brought her this shirt to wear home. It was 20 degrees outside and I took my child home in a tshirt. That was 8 sizes too big.
A few days ago I decided to turn that way too big shirt into something she could wear. So I used one of her t-shirts for a guide and cut it apart then sewed it back together again with teeny puffed sleeves and a dropwaisted skirt. And I think she looks adorable. And this morning she told me that her name was Jimmer Cougar. It was a proud moment for me.
She has a little basketball hoop in her room that she loves to play with. Only, she is still a little too short to dunk it. But she can always convince her dad to play with her. And he’s really good with the assists.
This was my first time sewing on knits. And it was a lot easier than I expected. And I am pretty sure that knits and elastic thread were meant to go toether, for reals. I have quite the stack of knits from my mom, and I really think that without too much trouble I’ll be able to turn them into piles of summer dresses and new pajamas. And in the meantime, Go Cougars! Jimmer Cougar is rooting for you.
*Thanks for all the comments and concern about her 5ths disease. Today her rash is completely gone. Which is awesome. I hope that no one else gets it, because apparently 5ths in adults can lead to joint pain for YEARS.