Glue Gun Control

fullsizeoutput_2077After my last post, I decided to do something “fun” and stop feeling so deflated.  I had been kicking around some “fun” ideas and landed on one that required a trip to the craft store.  I wanted to make something for the kids at work.  As a family doctor I see my fair share of children.  I see my fair share of their grandparents, too.  I see a lot of dad’s and mom’s, aunts and uncles, cousins, pretty much the whole family, hence the name “family medicine.”  Just yesterday, I saw 3 generations in one day, all with separate appointments, oblivious that the whole family had made plans to see me.

Kids expect something when they leave a doctor’s office and rightfully so.  Typically it is an uncomfortable experience.  Poking and prodding, getting their fingers pricked, maybe peeing in a cup, and then the dreaded shots!  They must be compensated for their efforts.  I understand this.  For a while, and I am embarrassed to admit it, our company put a hold on buying treats for the kids.  They didn’t want to spend the money!  Seriously.  For a while me or the staff would pick up treats and candy on our own for the kids.

After being bought out by a bigger company, it seems that we are able to pay the bills a little better AND afford to buy candy.  And stickers, too.  Thank God, because I hear the dentist down the street offers better stuff than we do and I will not be outdone by the dentist!  Isn’t it enough that they never work Fridays and never take call?  Do they have to take the love of the children, too?

I made a few trips, starting at the Dollar Store.  I’m pretty sure that I could design a spectacular wedding from supplies just at the Dollar Store.  Do not underestimate their bounty!  Then I headed to the Dollar General and Hobby Lobby.  I collected my supplies and hurried home so that I could get to work.

It has been a while since I crafted.  I had forgotten about how absolutely horrible it is to use a glue gun.  Why has no one perfected this device yet?  By the time that I was done, there were spiderman like webs of glue draped all over the place, my fingers were burned, and a steaming pile of glue pooled under the gun.  Glue guns are simply the worst!  In the end, I am pretty happy with my creation, stringy glue bits and all.  I feel a bit vindicated.  I made retribution to my kids.  I made up for the evil corporation who didn’t think it was a necessary expense to give a kid a lollipop after their shots.  I made something from nothing.  I made amends and I made myself smile.

By the way, in case you were wondering -what exactly did she glue??  Did she actually glue the candy down so the kids can’t pull them out??  Well, NO.  I glued the grassy parts under the candy so you can’t see the styrofoam ball holding the candy.  I know, I should have my own crafting channel on YouTube….



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18 Responses to Glue Gun Control

  1. Had to leave another post. Called my sis, she said as you are gluing when you put the amount of glue on whatever you gluing when you get the amount out that you want to wipe the tip of the gun off on that item before you pick it up off the material, etc. and you will not get the spider webs. Also, she said there is a spray glue now that you can purchase in any craft store, Happy crafting.Hugs.

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  2. In lieu of a glue gun… have you ever considered using a Hilti? It may not be as practical, but there is a certain satisfaction that goes with the certainty that nothing is gonna separate those parts again;) (This may be one of the reasons I’m not a “craft” kind of guy)

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  3. artalexiusr says:

    Hahaha, Fun with glue gun. And God bless you for spreading a lil happiness with those lollipops.

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  4. You seem to be quite a crafter. It made you smile and I’ll bet you felt happy inside. Chased all those blues away. It is good to step out of the box with all the responsibilities even if just for a short while. You are right about the glue gun though, gave mine up years ago, but my sister has it down pat, she’s quite the crafter. I’ll bet you are too. ☺☺☺

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  5. Deb says:

    So cute! I bet even some adults will want a treat 😉

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  6. Dang if a place can’t afford lollipops they should file bankruptcy right?!? That’s ridiculous! But I’m sure they’ll love that – seeing the YouTube channel of Crafts With Doc…😄 My kids loved getting to pick which color! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. You made me 😊

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  8. Create Space says:

    What I hear is you having fun. I’d guess for a while you zoomed out, relaxed, created. I think it’s beautiful, inviting. The children will love it and benefit from it but I think you have too!

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