As we drove to the first meeting of Peace Quest this year, Emily remarked, “You know Mama, sewing on my hat’s pompom only takes like four stitches. It’s super easy and quick.”
The hat she had received for Christmas, an inexpensive knit hat with two large pompoms on each side and quickly become a trauma when one of the pompoms pulled away from the string it was attached to.
I had set it on my sewing cabinet with every intention in the world to sew it up and then forgotten about it.
As she spoke, my brain flashed with inspiration. I thought about the different handwork she was learning at the Waldorf school she attends each Friday from 9-1.
“Emily, you are right, it is easy. In fact, I’m thinking you could do it pretty easily,” I told her.
She paused for a moment, thought about it, and said, “Mama! You are right! Oh thank you, Mama! THANK YOU!”
“What are you thanking me for?” I asked.
“For reminding me that I could do it myself!” She cried out excitedly. “And I can! I can do it myself!”
She’s growing up…and doing a pretty good job at it…
(This was originally published on Bubblews at: http://www.bubblews.com/news/2237646-i-could-do-it-myself)