I am so full of it today. For 15 glorious minutes, I showed my newly minted 7 year old how to hand sew. We went over needle care (i.e. drop it on the floor and its mine forever), how to split thread, thread a needle, and the split stitch. I even showed her how to undo a mistake. I set her free and went back to work. I heard one single, “mom, Lily is touching it” and ended my streak. Somedays, it takes an army.

Did I mention the reason L had to stick so close by is because she colored all the tile on our fireplace a solid yellow with chalk?

Today, I am a living example of patience. Tomorrow, I may light a match….


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