Did you know, according to my extensive online research that one can have TOO much wind when flying a kite?
We’ve had these two kites stored away in the closet waiting for the perfect day…and yesterday seemed like the day. Our very nice kite, already equipped with a tail (also important acc’d to my research), did nothing but climb, climb, swirl and nose dive. Over and over again.
So when we came inside with such kite-flying bad luck, I (of course) googled " how to fly a kite", wondering how on earth it was possible that I didn’t know how to fly a kite. We had all the elements–good kite, good wind, and fast little legs. So, apparently after doing a little research, it IS possible to have too much wind. So, that’s where we’ll leave it for now.
Emma had no problem handling the defeat. Someone else took it a little harder:
I’m on my fifth (or sixth, I’ve lost count) potholder in less than 24 hours. She has only mastered putting the first rows of loops on the loom and takes great joy in making up different color patterns. I am left with the over-under-over-under part and the finishing. The over-under part is maddening. I have those words, "over, under, over, under" going through my brain even when I’m not at the loom.
I know I could just turn the girl away, but she’s begun to make these deals with me that are hard to turn down. For example, today’s deal was, "if you’ll just make the rest of my potholder and finish it for me, I’ll put Mary to bed for naps and read her a story." Seriously, now. Can a mother turn down an offer like that??! They were in there reading Mother Goose. She even got her a glass a water and tucker her in.
But, I have told emma that if she makes me get out that red plastic crochet hook and do anymore potholders in the next few days, this will happen to her. I think she’s got the message.