our motto: "all scout master's go to heaven,"
my motto: "and mom's that have babies over 9lbs."
pretty much, we're safe sailing here;-)
so we went to the scout store to update his scouting shirt.
he's been the scout master for almost a year and a half,
and he informed me yesterday that it's time he update his shirt.
very formally he states,
"there are shoulder straps a scout master needs, knots, and patches."
we go to the store, buy the patches, and the following conversation occurs:
"ooooo, which ones are the knots?!"
"you know what knots are."
i hold up some compass looking patch.
"hun, are you joking? oh, you're joking, that's cute."
not joking, thinking,
"par, par, bogie, bogie, par, par" (remember? click here)
i hold up some other patch, compass looking, but a different color.
"hun, really, you know what a knot is."
"is this not it?"
"par, par, bogie, bogie, par, par" (what am i talking about??? click here folks)
i take out some numbers.
i KNOW they are not it, but now i've brought myself to sorting.
i must find the knot at this point.
i'm down to 2 patches, i think,
"this must be it."
i hold them up.
"there you go."
i think, those don't look like knots.
he explains what the knots stand for.
"am i going to have to sew these on?"
"and you get to sew them on!"
"par, par, bogie, bogie, par, par"
"you know how to sew!"
"yeah, like the aprons that are sitting un-sewn in the front closet?"
"can't i just iron them?"
"yes, but i want them sewn on"
"okay, i can do this. i want to learn to do this, but i don't know how. i didn't know how to make bread, but i learned! i can do this."
"you can do this!"
"i'll have mom do this!"
"you're going to have to do it for brennan anyway when he's in scouts"
"he's right and i really do want to learn to sew."
do they have sewing classes still?
"okay, i'll try, how does having them done by next year sound?"
this is what happens when i don't know how to do something.
i get scared.
i joke about it.
i talk it up.
i talk my ability down.
then i talk myself into doing it.
then i talk myself up.
confidence is key!
then i am so glad i did it.
b/c usually it's a whole lot easier than i have made it out to be in my mind.
anyone with me on this????
stayed tuned for the continuing sewing saga of the scout master and his learning to sew wife...