So, in a moment of madness, Silly Mummy foolishly planned further Christmas craft activities for Christmas Eve.
Silly Mummy came up with ideas – pipe cleaner Christmas trees, foam Christmas shape collages, and a wooden star. Silly Mummy bought the necessary materials.
Come Christmas Eve, Silly Mummy prepared all of the craft supplies, while The Toddler, The Baby and Silly Daddy played. Silly Mummy cut glittery green pipe cleaners into pieces of different lengths to make the Christmas trees, and put sticky tape onto stars and baubles for decorations. Silly Mummy put more sticky tape onto the Christmas foam shapes. Silly Mummmy readied different coloured pieces of wood to make the big star. Silly Mummy set up the table, putting out all of the activities, with separate piles of supplies for each of the girls. Lastly, Silly Mummy brought over some glue. The Toddler watched all of these preparations. Thereafter, Silly Mummy helped The Baby to make her tree, while Silly Daddy helped The Toddler. Then Silly Mummy helped The Toddler to make her collage. Finally, everyone made the star.
A couple of days later, The Toddler spots the two pipe cleaner tree pictures up on the fridge. She is excited. She has clear memories of making those pictures, and the individual efforts that went into them: ‘I made that! And Daddy made that! And The Baby made it!’ The Toddler pauses. She turns to Silly Mummy to give due credit for all Silly Mummy’s hard work and participation: ‘And you helped fetch some glue.’