Sunday, March 22, 2015

It's a kid, it's a fish...'s a mermaid and merman!
Yup, this is what we found swimming in our hot tub the other day.

Shayla is obsessed with mermaids and had inquired a while ago if you can buy mermaid tails.
So we had looked into it and apparently you can.
If you have about $100... better get saving your money, I had said.
How do I get money? she said.
So I had listed some ways, birthday or christmas money, maybe an allowance or collecting bottles..

Turns out we live on a goldmine for bottles. The first time we walked the ditches the kids got a bag full each and then they were so excited they wanted to bring a bag every time we went for a walk or bike.  Which I thought wouldn't be lucrative as we had just collected the day before.  I was wrong.  At the start of the bottle collecting excitement we went out every few days and we never came back empty handed.  Now, I'm not sure that's a good thing... as we walk and bike on our road a lot and apparently there are a lot of people drinking and driving on it! But the kids were very happy.

Anyhow, one day when we were online dreaming of the mermaid tail Shayla would be able to afford in a few years time, when we happened upon a video on how to make your own... for $25.
So we did that instead.
And it actually wasn't that hard.
And they turned out much better than I had expected.

Here's to hoping the kids stay afloat when they try them out this summer!


Anonymous said...

Too cool. Nice work mom mermaid!

Anonymous said...

PS: Love farm mom :)

Vanessa said...

Wow!! They look awesome!! I love the fabric you all chose. I didn't realize how big the fin was... no wonder it helps you swim in deep water., your kids are going to be superb at the dolphin kick! Can't wait to see them in real life :) Have fun at the pool!

Anonymous said...

That is amazing! You rock mama!

Allise said...

That's so cool! Great job!