Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Cool Mom Points today...

I got "Cool Mom" points today! Well, that after I probably should have received the "Loser Mom" award. Yesterday was a school holiday for my 5 year old. So, he's been home for 3 days. Last night after he's in bed, I get an email from his teacher reminding us that their "homework" (they never have homework) is due TODAY... TUESDAY. Uh oh. They got the assignment last Wednesday and I completely forgot. It was to be a family project of cutting out and decorating a paper turkey. Family... yes, not just him. NO, I didn't do it for him! I know you were thinking that! I did cut it out and tape it together for him last night. We have about 1:15 minutes in the morning for him to get up, shower, dress, eat, brush teeth, and get to school. That starts at 6:00 am. (He IS A EARLY RISER and a SLOW EATER). Anyway, I thought... we can do this... so as he ate his breakfast, he colored and colored and colored. I had a plan, of course. And I have super cool toys, er I mean TOOLS to play with. Did I mention that this turkey was huge (2 sheets of paper taped together)? So, then he glued a googley eye on (it's a side view turkey). Then we took it outside and sprayed it with Spray Adhesive. Then I showed him how to put dazzling diamond glitter on there. I just put a very little in a couple of spots. He said "MOM, that's not very much glitter". I said, "Just wait, dear". Then I helped him shake it around and BAM! a glittery Turkey. You know what he said? "WHOA... that's COOL MOM!!!!"

Yay! For a split second, my not-a-big-fan-of-arts-and-crafts-son, thought my world was cool. It's going to be a GREAT day. :)

I forgot to take a picture. Maybe I can get one at his school tomorrow.


Rhonda Maynard said...

That's so cool Geeta! I bet he was excited to show his teacher the cool sparkly turkey he made, that you helped him with! It's gotta make you proud!!

*BTW, we all have mom moments like hat where we've forgotten about school projects due, even when we've had plenty of time to get workin on it!! Don't feel bad! You're a busy mama, I don't know how you do it all!! :D

Jennie M. said...

We had a family turkey project too! What a fun story! I'd love to see a picture of it!