Wednesday, March 12, 2014

We Got Stuck on a Rabbit Trail!

I saw this photo popping up on the internet yesterday and it really spoke to me.  I try pretty hard to stay on top of lesson plans and to stay focused to what needs to get done.  Sometimes, though, that doesn't work out as well as I had hoped.  The kids get burnt out quickly or someone doesn't feel well (and that someone is probably me) and then all of my plans have to shift.  

It took me a long time to be ok with that.  

Sometimes, though, we have to deal with "rabbit trails."  You know what I'm talking about?  You are learning about Elias Howe, the pioneer of sewing machines and suddenly they want to bust out Mom's machine and start sewing.  Then, they remember that they wanted to turn their old Cub Scout t-shirt into a pillow.  Then, Mom is asked to help gather up supplies, the machine, find the shirt, dig out that pillow form that no one is using, set everything up at the table and turn the afternoon into an impromptu lesson on sewing.

Does this story come to mind for anyone else?

You know that means the rest of the lessons are probably not getting done today.  

But something else pretty awesome taught your boys how to turn an old t-shirt into a pillow.  And now they want to know what else they can sew.  :)  We'll get back to those lesson plans tomorrow.  Today, however, we're sewing stuff.

(Picture of finished pillow to come!!)

1 comment:

  1. No better way to learn than experience...Love you All!!! Aunt Pammie


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