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What Are The Ridiculous Reasons Why These Kids Are Crying?
If you've ever babysat, parented, or pretty much existed within the general vicinity of a child for more than two minutes, you probably know that babies cry for the most nonsensical reasons. So do parents using Snapchat, who take that 24/7 baby-documenting that social media moms and dads are notorious for to a whole new level. They take a picture of their kid crying, they caption it with exactly WHY they're crying, share the picture, and boom. Instant hilarity. This is why people get convinced that babies and drunk adults are the same. Hey, you've got to let them teethe somehow, right? To be fair, waiting for freshly baked things to cool down is pretty much the worst. If it's a single-digit AM number, I'd be like this too. Imagine all the possibilities if you COULD though. He's not REALLY bad. Just a little misunderstood, right? Cue that 'Game Of Thrones' chant: "Shame! Shame! Shame! Shame!" It's okay. She's going to be grateful she didn't when she's older. I'd probably collapse on the floor too. The freakin' PRESIDENT! Hey, it doesn't mean he can't be upset! I feel like a LOT of little girls think they can marry their dads. I know some grown men that would cry because of this too. I appreciate how easy it is to entertain kids. "Here's a tampon." I like that he's all ready with his little fork too. Okay, but this picture actually made me want a pet lobster. Go away, brother! You're ruining the ambiance! This girl just needs to grab control of her life. AND her fork for that matter. So have you been around a little one who cried for stupid reasons? Or maybe YOU were that little one? I know my dad always reminded me of the first time he shaved off his mustache. I cried for hours because he didn't look like my dad anymore! @VIPFreak2NE1 @YumiMiyazaki @TurtleyTurtles @AlexTalley @atmi @CelinaGonzalez @iixel @humairaa @LysetteMartinez @drummergirl691 @ZoilaObregon @AnimeFan4Evr @SarahRegulski @poeticandfunny @tokyo514 @Outcastname @RachelParker @FrankilliMambo @EasternShell @supbroscene @Baoyi @VeronicaArtino @YunBao @buddyesd @HandsomeBacon
My 90s Toys Are Better Than Yours ;)
1) Polly Pocket Polly Pocket was seriously one of the best toys I ever had. I remember when I was a little girl, I stole one and I was too little to realize what I was doing. But I went home with a Polly Pocket and I was the happiest girl ever. Although I had an impressive world of Barbie dolls and Barbie things, I think I appreciated Polly Pocket the most -- probably because I was able to take it everywhere I went. And my imagination with wild with these toys. POLLY!!! 2) Tamagotchi Yess! I vividly remember having these in elementary school. I remember the teachers had to make the ban on them, because the students (including me) were HIGHLY addicted to them. They pooped, they slept, and they grew! Since it was like taking care of a real pet, you had to pay attention to them. If you ever ignored them for a long period of time, you came back to a shit mess, or sometimes they die. :( Can we please bring these back? 3) Bop It This is also on the list of one of the most addicting games ever. I am not even sure why I was so addicted to Bop It, but it was such an intriguing game. It's basically a memory toy. I would play this game hours on end. I remember even fighting with my sister for my turn to play the game. BOP IT! TWIST IT! PULL IT! 4) Easy Bake Oven Who was the best baker in the world? I WAS. This was the only time baking came easy. I can still remember the taste of the slightly-fake-tasting brownie. Every Time I used the toy, I definitely had to have my mother around to use it. Ever heard of the burning accidents from this toy -- I can totally believe. That Easy Bake Oven got hot. Brownies, anyone? 5) FURBY Goodness, this shit was scary. But I still played with it. During the day time I was in love with Furby, during the night time, I kept one eye open -- thanks to the 80s movie, Gremlins. And since Furby was technically a furry robot, it will go through it's weird tech-y things and do things on it's own. I still kinda like you, Furby. Kinda. 6) Super Soaker One of the COOLEST toys I had as a kid. This was freakin' fun as heck! And living in MIami where there was warm weather all year long, this toy came in handy. Who's going to get soaked today?! What kind of toys did you grow up having? My childhood was at its prime during the 1990s (I am an 80s baby!) Can I just please be a kid again???
[Pattern] Mr Tibbles the Cat
This pattern was created by http://www.ravelry.com/people/Claudia1980 The pattern consists of single crochet stitches (sc) and is crocheted in rows rather than in a spiral. Turn the work after each row. “sc2tog” means decreasing one stitch (st) by crocheting two stitches together. For this pattern, I used the invisible method for decreasing. There are plenty of instruction videos on YouTube, for instance this one. Yarn: Super fine, 40 grams (1.5 oz) Needle: 2.25 mm (US 1/B) Material: green felt; filling; black thread Ch. 40 R1: insert in 2nd st from hook, sc across (39) R2-3: ch 1, sc across (39) R4: ch 1, 32 sc, sc2tog (33) R5-7: ch 1, sc across (33) R8: ch 1, 31 sc, sc2tog (32) R9-11: ch 1, sc across (32) R12: ch 1, 30 sc, sc2tog (31) R13-15: ch 1, sc across (31) R16: ch1, 29 sc, sc2tog (30) R17-19: ch1, sc across (30) R20: ch1, 28 sc, sc2tog (29) R21-23: ch1, sc across (29) R24: ch1, 27 sc, sc2tog (28) R25-27: ch1, sc across (28) R28: ch1, 26 sc, sc2tog (27) R29-31: ch1, sc across (27) R32: ch1, 25 sc, sc2tog (26) R33-35: ch1, sc across (26) R36: ch1, 24 sc, sc2tog (25) R37-39: ch1, sc across (25) R40: ch1, 23 sc, sc2tog (24) R41-43: ch1, sc across (24) R44: ch1, 22 sc, sc2tog (23) R45-47: ch1, sc across (23) R48: ch1, 21 sc, sc2tog (22) R49-51: ch1, sc across (22) R52: ch1, 21 sc, 2 sc in last st (23) R53: ch1, 2 sc in 1st st, 22 sc (24) R54: ch1, 23 sc, 2 sc in last st (25) R55: ch1, 2 sc in 1st st, 24 sc (26) R56-74: ch1, sc across (26) R75: ch1, 8 sc (8) R76: ch1, sc2tog, 6 sc (7) R77: ch1, 5 sc, sc2tog (6) R78: ch1, sc2tog, 4 sc (5) R79: ch1, 3 sc, sc2tog (4) R80: ch1, sc2tog, 2 sc (3) R81: ch1, 1 sc, sc2tog (2) R82: ch1, sc across (2) Bind off. To finish off the other ear, reattach yarn to 19th st of row 74. R83: ch1, sc in same st as ch1, 7 sc (8) R84: ch1, 6 sc, sc2tog (7) R85: ch1, sc2tog, 5 sc (6) R86: ch1, 4 sc, sc2tog (5) R87: ch1, sc2tog, 3 sc (4) R88: ch1, 2 sc, sc2tog (3) R89: ch1, sc2tog, 1 sc (2) R90: ch1, sc across (2) Bind off. To finish off the tail, reattach yarn to 34th st of row 4. R91: ch1, sc in same st as ch1, 5 sc (6) R92: ch1, 5 sc (5) R93: ch1, sc across (5) R94: ch1, 4 sc, 2 sc in last st (6) R95: ch1, sc across (6) R96: ch1, 5 sc, 2 sc in last st (7) R97: ch1, sc across (7) R98: ch1, 6 sc, 2 sc in last st (8) R99: ch1, sc across (8) R100: ch1, 7 sc, 2 sc in last st (9) R101: ch1, sc across (9) R102: ch1, 8 sc, 2 sc in last st (10) R103-105: ch1, sc across (10) R106: ch1, 9 sc, 2 sc in last st (11) R107-109: ch1, sc across (11) R110: ch1, 10 sc, 2 sc in last st (12) R111-113: ch1, sc across (12) R114: ch1, 11 sc, 2 sc in last st (13) R115-121: ch1, sc across (13) R122: ch1, 11 sc, sc2tog (12) R123-125: ch1, sc across (12) R126: ch1, 10 sc, sc2tog (11) R127: ch1, sc across (11) R128: ch1, 9 sc, sc2tog (10) R129: ch1, sc2tog, 8 sc (9) R130: ch1, 7 sc, sc2tog (8) R131: ch1, sc2tog 3 times, 2 sc (5) Bind off and weave in all ends. Follow the same pattern to crochet another piece. Before sewing both pieces together, make a face using needle and black thread. To make a bow tie, see the instruction below, which is from the Lovesome Blog. Fasten the bow tie to the body with needle and thread. Next, sew both pieces together. I used the mattress stitch, which is a nice way of seaming without having to turn the work inside out. Make sure to stuff the tail while you can still reach inside. Stuff the entire cat before closing up. Finally, sew the bottom half of the tail to the body.
It's Not a Box, It's Parenting Magic! Box Crafts 1-3
I don't know about you, but I have vivid memories of having a blast playing with empty cardboard boxes when I was a kid. Other than the usual riding in a box imagining it was a car, boat or train, I also made a Fourth of July Flinstones-style truck out of several boxes and paint that I "drove" at our town's Independence Day parade, and also turned a giant box from Sam's Club into "My Own Place," in which I had a little bed out of blankets, a cardboard table and curtains that my mom made for me. I'm very happy to see my own toddler now automatically turning to empty cardboard boxes to act out his own imagination games. He got even more into cardboard box play when we got a great picture book from some friends called "Not a Box." I wrote about it in my picture book gift guide! http://www.vingle.net/posts/621669 Playing imaginative games and crafting with cardboard boxes is parenting magic - it's entertaining, encourages creativity, can be done indoors and is cheap! Here are 3 very fun things I found out there online for you and your kids to do with boxes: 1. Cardboard Box Shape Sorter From Parents.com: http://goo.gl/GjLJhI Entertainment plus shape learning all in one! Materials: - 18x18x18-inch box - circle compass - ruler - pencil - cutting mat - X-Acto knife - adhesive contact paper - colored masking tape, hot-glue gun (Although I think these could be whittled down to say, a box cutter, cube box and duct tape) How To: - While box is flat, draw desired shapes on all six sides using a compass and/or ruler and pencil. - Slide cutting mat behind shapes and cut out using an X-Acto knife. - Trace each cutout circle onto contact paper, then use a compass to draw a circle around it that is 1 inch larger in diameter. - Cut out the ring and adhere it to the corresponding circle cutout on the cardboard box. Repeat for other circles. - To outline squares, use strips of colored masking tape. - Use hot-glue gun to seal the box shut on both ends. - Give your child play balls and toys to put through the holes. 2. Dynamic Cardboard Aquarium From MollyMoo: http://goo.gl/rtyWCB I simplified her tutorial - since my goal is to do simple cardboard crafts without a lot of shopping or material-hunting. But you can go to the link to see her full tutorial for a fancier, more durable version. Materials: - Thin, wide box (such as a TV box) - Pencil - Box cutter - Rounded buttons - String or thick thread - Flat thumb tacks or hot glue gun - Your choice for background cover: paint, newspaper, construction paper, tissue paper - it's up to you! - Glue - Styrofoam balls or ovals - Things to decorate the fish - paints, markers, googly eyes, glitter, tissue paper - it's up to you! How To: - Draw lines on the box where you want the opening and cut it out. - Cut slits on the top of the box to act as sliding tracks, openings from which to hang the fish from buttons and string. - With rounded buttons, the child can grip and move their fish up and down the tracks. - Cut circles out of each side to act as viewing portholes and give some detail to the outside of the aquarium. - Paint or glue colored strips of colored paper to the background and outside of the aquarium to create the scene. - Paint the styrofoam for the fish, glue on googly eyes and decorate with your materials. - Loop the thread or string through the buttons and drop the thread through the slits with the button resting on top. - Attach the other end of the thread or string to the fish using a flat thumbtack or hot glue gun. - Enjoy! 3. Tissue Box Dinosaur Feet From A Bird and a Bean: http://goo.gl/41TMM8 Materials: - 2 empty tissue boxes - Either Mod Podge and tissue paper, or paint - Scissors - Duct tape - Sponge - Glue or hot glue gun How To: - Use the duct tape to reduce the size of the opening a little bit and to reinforce the opening as well. - If using paint, then have your child paint the box. Let dry. - If using tissue paper, then cut pieces of colored tissue paper with your child, adhere to the tissue box by covering with Mod Podge and let dry. - Cut triangles out of a sponge or cardboard. - Glue or hot glue triangles to the box. - Stomp around like a dinosaur! Be on the lookout for more awesome cardboard box crafts that I'll be posting in the future! I'll be posting them in my collections, which you can follow here: Indoor Fun with Toddlers: http://www.vingle.net/collections/1631792 Those Crafty Kids! http://www.vingle.net/collections/1520307