Thursday, April 26, 2012

Market Day #3

Market day is so fun until I wait until the last minute and PANIC.  I found these cute pencil toppers to make.  But since I waited until 2 days before market day to start them...I thought there is NO WAY we can finish these.  I tried to get Anna to do cookies or something super easy but she cried and really wanted to do these. 

I had spent Tuesday Night cutting all the cars and houses.  We were supposed to sew on buttons and all around the edges - b/c it was supposed to be front and back.  Wednesday the more I thought about it the more I realized there is NO WAY we can do 40+ pencils.  It's just not possible.  The girl can't even sew.  So when I picked her up from school I asked her to please consider doing cookies or something edible.  It would take 2 hours at the most!  She got all dramatic (shed a tear or two) and said, "I told everyone at school we were making pencil toppers!" 

So, mad at her...because she was getting her way, and I saw a lot of work ahead of us (one being teaching her how to sew)...I said, "YOU HAVE TO DO THEM ALL BY YOURSELF.  I'm NOT helping!!!!"  And she did.  She decided she didn't want front and back b/c she still wanted to use the eraser.  And she also figured glue would do the trick of sewing.  And she did it.  And she did it in 30 minutes! 

They don't look like the picture but they sure look like she made them. And for that I'm proud. I'm so proud of her and I've asked her a gazillion times to forgive me!  I think they turned out so cute!!!!

She said, "Mom, market day would be so much fun if you didn't wait till the last minute," she later said, "You would love it.  It's hard doing the craft but when you get there it's so much fun!"  She made me feel REALLY good them.  HA!! 

Thank you sweet Anna for doing the project all by yourself.  They look better than anything I could have come up with.  I love you sweet girl.  And again, I'm sorry for getting so upset, and waiting until the last minute...  Thank you for being patient with me.  I really am proud of you!

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