Think that the mom blogger has every crafting success? Today I’m sharing a dose of my reality with What a Mom Fail Easter Treat Bag Looks Like. You’re welcome.
What a Mom Fail Easter Treat Bag Looks Like
Spring break starts today. Ugh. I don’t know about you, but I was completely unprepared for this day. Why? Because Easter this year falls at the end of Spring Break. I had every intention of making these adorable DIY Easter Treat Pouches for every kid in my son’s class. Cute little googly eye faces, hand sewn pouches, hand delivery to class. I was even planning on brushing my hair and putting on make up. I know, big girl steps.
FAIL. Miserable fail.
But this week was instead a wonderful dose of the reality. Not every beautiful craft on this blog makes it “out there in the real world.” So today, I am gloriously showing you What a Mom Fail Easter Treat Bag Looks Like. Because…reality happens.
It helps to set the scene of my frantic Wednesday night. I was prepping my blog for Thursday – I had two draft posts going, my music blaring, and I was rocking out the words, feeling productive. Cue Rocky theme song. Just as I was to raise my hands over my head in the wee hours of the late night I was hit with a Mac truck. I kid you not, this is how my brain was functioning at that moment:
Thursday. St. Patrick’s Day. Last day of school. Spring Break. Easter. Crap.
As I glanced over at my half done Easter Egg Treat Pouches, I was trying to will my Super Powers into a surge of energy to bang out 18 bags in 15 minutes.
Plan B. I frantically started scrambling what was left of my creative genius (FYI at 10:30 at night….no bats were in the cave). And here’s what happened. I somehow was able to gather a few Cardstock Bunnies from the depths of a forgotten Target bag (On One Spot, you got me again!), some Dum-Dums lollipops and a hole puncher…and made these.
Mom fail Easter treat bag 101. Punch a hole out of the bunny tail. Insert lollipop for a tail. Boom. I am a genius. Ok, totally not….but you understand where I’m going, right? It’s not Mom of the Year perfect. It’s not Mom Blogger Extraordinaire greatness. And that was tough to swallow.
I don’t know why it bothered me so much, to make sure that 18 first graders had an Easter treat before Spring Break let out. Hindsight, it’s pretty ridiculous why I cared so much. In fact, my husband made sure to laughingly tell me that our son was the ONLY kid to bring treats to share with his classmates. Emphasis on the ONLY. But yet, my son couldn’t have been more proud to board the bus that morning carrying his friends’ treats.
The lesson? Don’t be me. Make these cute Easter treat bags instead. Or just give out candy.
So whether those 18 first graders cared about the hours of effort (or frantic lack of effort) that went into those mom fail treat bags, I’ll probably never know. But for a few brief moments, I was the coolest mom giving my son presents for some of the most important kids in his life.
Just Plain Marie says
I’m dying. If that’s the tail, why can we see his bowtie on the same side as the tail?
Emily Endrizzi says
I was thinking the same! Lol.
Bonnie @wemake7 says
Oh my lol. Just saw that too lol.
Karen R says
If your son was happy, you didn’t fail. I’m sure his friends liked them. Don’t be too hard on yourself.
If the candy is the tail, what is the stick on the other side??? LOLOL So funny!!
Le-sigh……I know. I know. Glad I didn’t post it – oh wait, I did 🙂
Dotty J Boucher says
Oh wow! that bunny tail is epic , lol I do love these craft ideas,
Dandi D says
The felt egg and chick is a really cute idea!
This wasn’t a total fail at all! It was simple and fun. Kids don’t care what they are getting, as long as they are getting candy.
Awwwwwwww totally not a fail! The fact that all the kiddos even got a treat from you, total win!
Bonnie @wemake7 says
I think it looks really cute and admire that you shared your Easter treat fail, because truly not everything can come out perfect all the time.
I can easily see myself doing something like this by accident, but it happens to the best of us! I’m sure the 1st graders didn’t think anything of it and enjoyed their treats. 🙂
Allyson becker says
I like the idea. But the pop should not be on the same side as the bow… Oops!
You did your best so I think it’s still a win. I’m not into DIY so for me that is still a win. And those goodies bags are cute!
Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey says
Got a little confused there on those bunnies with a tail! LOL That’s funny but still cute! This is still a WIN for sure!
vickie couturier says
look good to me,,i didn’t see anything wrong with it
Shannon Gurnee says
Hey – we all have those mom fail moments. I’ve been super excited about a craft, spent money on items to make it, have a great idea in my head and fail miserably. LOL I’m sure the kids loved the candy girlie!
You tried right?! We all need to see a bit more un-perfect moments in other’s lives. Especially with social media, everyone portrays this perfect image and its disappointing sometimes.