Monday, February 8, 2010

Calling All Crafty Folks!

Okay, so I'm in a bit of a pickle. And I need help ASAP. Here is the email I received from Harrison's teacher about a week and a half ago.

Dear Parents
We will celebrate Valentine's Day as a class on Thursday, February 11th. Please let me know if you'd like to do a craft with the kids or bring some treats for the class.

I decided that I would not be bringing treats as kids. I don't have time to bake (nor do I make time to do it) and not every kid loves fruit like my award-winning toddler. I did decide that I probably could help with a craft. That should be fun. I've seen the crafts Harrison brings home and maybe I can help him make his a little more...well, wall-worthy.

Dear Miss Crissy
I would love to do a craft with the kids on Thursday. Just let me know what time you'd like for me to be there.

On Saturday night, I received an e-mail from the teacher:

Dear Mandy
Thanks so much for volunteering to lead a craft for the class. I'm sure the kids are going to love whatever you are going to do. Is 11:15 am enough time to be able to complete it?

My thought process:

Ugh...what? I am going to lead the craft.? I thought I was signing up to help. In fact, I thought I was just signing up to do one too. Oh gosh, I have to lead 10 kids in a craft that are all under the age of two? Immediately, I say to Adam, "I have to call Harrison's teacher and tell her there has been a mistake. I am not gifted in this area, and well, what the heck am I going to do." Adam says, "C'mon...it isn't that big of a deal. You should do this." "What? Why should I do this." Anyway, he went on to explain that it would be good for me. Whatever that means. So, I didn't back out. I was going to back-out this morning until the teacher sent out an email to the whole class telling the parents that I so graciously volunteered to do a craft. My response to the email, "What kind of adhesive do you use in class?" I figured that made it sound like I knew what I was talking about. Now...what the heck do I do? Any suggestions are welcomed!

5 comments:

Lindsey Jones said...

http://www.everythingpreschool.com/themes/valentines/art.htm

Garrett and Allison Reed said...

baaahaaaahaaahaaaahaaahahaaaahaaaa!!!!!!! Can't help ya friend. However, I would be glad to bake something and ship them down. Should have gone with the treat....then i could help.

Hannah Alexander said...

Mandy, mandy... you chose a craft over a treat? Come on, now, girlfriend. Rookie mistake. I have absolutely no clue what kind of craft a 22-month-old can do. Honestly I can't really even picture a two-year-old being able to have any skills whatsoever. Definitely DO NOT go to Martha Stewart for ideas. Not even adults can do those crafts.

Joan Brantley said...

What happened to the mixer you got for Christmas???

dusty and tammy said...

yikes--I'm so NOT creative. Can't help with this one. But, I did get a good laugh from the story :) Be sure to post pictures of what you come up with and tell us all how Thursday goes!