Well, not really. That was just the way the scene played out in my head. Scary!
The little people decided the other day that they would like to make some beaded jewelry just as they had at the recent church festival. "Can we get our own beads like you Mama?" Little Mr. 5 was sure that he wanted "A B C" beads and Little Miss Almost 4 was in full agreement. Here we go... Or, should I say there we went! We picked out some beads at the AC Moore store a few days ago and today we finally had a chance to start stringing.
I pulled out my own bead supplies for wire and clasps and discovered there were no clasps. What? I thought I had everything in that box! At least the wire was there... Couldn't find the bead stoppers to hold the ends of the wire. Resorted to clothes pins to keep the beads from falling off. Oh, things aren't perfect! While I'm looking at my lack of supplies, 4 little hands are touching every plier, wire cutter, crimping tool, wire spool, bead bags, bead tubes. "Mommy, what is this for? I want that! I'll use this. Can I see it? I just want to touch it. Mommy, Mommy..." Those 4 little hands seemed like 12 little hands and the 2 little voices seemed like more... EEEEEEEE! What was I thinking? So we got over the initial wonder of THE BEAD BOX and moved on to the creating.
Here I am... I mean, there I was, trying to do this in an orderly fashion. "Don't you want to spell something? Do you want to make your names? Wouldn't it be nice to make your names? I'll pick the letters for you if you want." BIG SIGH!!! Yeah, I caught myself sucking their fun away. I STOPPED! Whew! It was hard. They were so happy to string some colored beads and pick some random letters. I had to pull myself out of my obsessive former teacher self and decide there aren't any rules. Oh, just one rule, to HAVE FUN!! Sometimes I need mental adjustments! HA.
In the end, we had loads of fun stringing beads for a good hour. And the best part was when Little Mister 5 said, "Thank you Mommy for letting me do beads!" They cleaned up in an orderly fashion. Surprise. Surprise! I can't wait to go to get clasps tomorrow to finish this project.
Much to my delight (RELIEF) the beads never went flying...