Fast forward to Mother's Day. I was sitting outside soaking up the sun. I was feeling sort of lonely and just plain old BLAH! I couldn't really get into the book I had carried with me to read. So, I was just watching the birds, bugs and bees. You know making sure the grass was growing straight. (LOL) Then kids started to come outside. One little boy came down the street and said hello. He had been one of the pass-it-on party goers. He proceeded to tell me how much his mom liked her card. How she picked one of the flowers from the front of the card right away revealing "I will help by taking out the trash." The BLAH's went away immediately. It all seemed worth it, because one came back. Ironically, this child had made a pot holder also the week before. During that party his attitude was so challenging. I wanted to kick him out of my studio so badly. By the grace of God, I hung in there and so did he. I told him I was very proud of him and hoped to see him at a future pass-it-on party.
At the craft party the children were very creative. All of the cards were different. They did a great job spelling the sentiment inside. They were clever in coming up with chores to help with. The children were even practicing their delivery lines "...here Mom, this is for you..." I was chuckling to myself as I watched them. Then I was awed by their response to the little certificates of completion I gave them. Their faces lit up as they read "Great Job, you took the leap (picture of frog)..." They each had smiles and looks of victory on their faces. They actually made a bigger fuss over those certificates than they did over the favor bags they received. And those were filled with toys, games and candy.
|A chore was written on the back of each flower|
|Someone reported that their Mom picked all three flowers in just one day|
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All the materials used in this project are from the Teen Queen stash.