Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday: Make or Bake Day!

Today we make!

One of my favorite summer pastimes as a child, friendship bracelets made out of floss and beads.

I was surprised at how quickly they both picked up the basic concept. Evie needed a little more hands on help, and lost interest faster than Jake, but still not bad for our first project. 
Jake is eagerly planning on making a friendship bracelet for everyone he knows. 
His exact words, "Braceleting is my new favorite thing to do."

Here are some other things my kids did today that made me laugh. 

While we driving around doing errands I got stuck in some construction traffic. "What is with all this traffic!" I demanded of no one in particular. From the back seat Evie answered with complete seriousness, "Mom, there are a lot of people in this world. And they have to drive to places too." Put in my place by my four year old.

While Jake was at his day camp I took the girls for a picnic and let them play at the park. There were quite a lot of children so I just tried to keep a general eye on my girls. Evie quickly became friends with two little girls that looked to be about her same age and had a grand time playing with them. After awhile I heard a boy calling out, "Lila! Lila!" Since that isn't a very common name I looked to see where my Lila was. She had made friends with two little boys that looked to be about 8 or 9 years old and they were following her around and following all of her rather bossy directions. I don't quite know how to feel about the fact that my two year old is already making the boys dance to her tune...

Jake really enjoyed his first day of Cub Scout Camp. While he was telling us all about it he mentioned there was a trading post and asked if he could have some money to take for tomorrow. I told him I'd think about it and give him an answer later. I meant that I needed to talk to his dad about it, but about twenty minutes later he came back.
 "Hey Mom, about that money for scout camp?"
"So... how are we feeling about that?"
It took everything I had to casually turn my head and swallow the snort that wanted to break free. In a somewhat strangled voice I said, "You need to ask your dad about it."  
It would not be a good thing for him to learn that I would have given it to him just for giving me such a good laugh.


Lawson Family said...

I never realized or attempted all the other cool designs you can do with freindship bracelets. Jake should check them out!

When ever I answer my kids with a "I'd rather you didn't", they always ask- "so does that mean 'yes' or 'no'?

Dinee said...

I can't believe Jake is going to scout camp. I hope he's enjoying it.

I loved making friendship bracelets as a kid and always wanted to make them for everybody I knew too.

Troy and Lisa said...

I spent 2 days last summer at cub scout camp too...and after all the fun things they get to do, the only thing they ask about is that dumb trading post where they get to buy junk. Ours all bought knives and annoying rocks that you hit together and are loud and smell like fireworks. The parents were thrilled about it. Hope Jake finds something equally good!