i am so stealing this idea from other bloggers. think of it as my highest compliment...
dear third grade teachers,
i understand that church should be decorated for first holy communion, i really do, but banners? do you really think that the third graders are sitting at home making these banners by themselves? also, do you think that people just have these supplies laying around their houses waiting to be put to good use (besides my cousin lisa, who probably does have these supplies)? couldn't we have done posterboard signs or something? because when i spend almost $60 on supplies for said banner, and then my baby starts putting the letters for his name on there crooked, it really, truly pains me to let him continue. doing this project caused me to use almost more self-restraint and patience with my child than i usually have in me. i really wanted it to be a project we did together, but come on, he's a nine year old boy...do you really think his vision for this banner and mine were the same or his ability to draw and cut out a chalice and host? also, it has to be felt...are nine year olds allowed to use hot glue guns, because at our house the hot glue gun was aimed at two different siblings and then laid dripping hot glue on the dining room table (partially my fault...i should not have told them it was a hot glue GUN, nor should i have used the nickelodeon magazine as a place to sit it).
anywho...i think we did a good job, thomas designed (with a little inspiration from his dear mother) and i executed. and i did let him put the letters on, even though they are not perfectly straight. however, i drew the line at sewing the ribbons on, i didn't think he was up to weilding a needle and thread yet...maybe for his confirmation banner.
thomas' control freak of a mother