Friday, January 12, 2007


I'm struggling lately with an overabundance of crafts my kids make for me. It's either something from school, something from their catechism classes, or something from their own initiative - but it seems like every week they have a pile of new things they've made for me, which are not even useful as a real craft item like a paper towel holder or a ceramic coffee mug, but more like knick-knackery.

An example:

My eldest daughter got a craft kit for Christmas and within minutes had produced this for me. According to the instructions she gave with it, the yellow puffball is for when I want to feel something soft, and the rest of it is for when I want to feel something hard.

Naturally, I gush thanks and tell her how useful it will be, demonstrating by using the yellow puffball on my face and snagging bits of yellow puff in my whiskers, but once I get past the "provoke not your children to anger" (Eph. 6:4) part, I'm left with a decision: find a box and store all their crafted knick-knackery (and she'll be forced to throw it out after I die), or quietly discard it, knowing they'll forget about it if they never see it again.

So I'm putting it to a vote: what should I do?

1 comment:

  1. Poll widget is a cool idea for your blog...I like it.


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