And You Helped Fetch Some Glue

adhesive-pen-574016_1920So, 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.’

22 comments

    • Silly Mummy says:

      Silly Daddy thinks it’s hilarious. He brings it up all the time. I think he considers it to be the best thing that happened all Christmas. 😀 xx

  1. Mim says:

    Ha ha ha, yes, that about sums up the thanks that we mums get – very VERY little. But you got an acknowledgement at least 🙂 Mim x #brilliantblogposts

  2. El says:

    Bwahahahaha….at least you fetched the glue…someone would have needed to fetch the glue! And usually it’s only Mommies who know where the glue would be kept. I would have gotten “you bought the glue”. Thanks for sharing with #abitofeverything

  3. Mrs Tubbs says:

    At least she remembered that you’d fetched the glue! I used to be told, “I made that …” with no mention of I’d done the materials and cleared up the mess afterwards. So funny!

  4. I feel you did well to get them both to actually complete the task, even if you did just fetch the glue 😉 The hulk looked at me with undisguised disgust when I suggested he turned Team Umi-Zoomi off for long enough to add some googley eyes to a paper plate reindeer. I gave up and rocked around the Christmas tree with the Diva instead! love your blog #fridayfrolic

  5. Jenny says:

    hahaha brilliant the thanks we get for all our hard efforts eh? Bless you. You fetched the glue. It’s a great job you “fetched everything else too” hahaha Happy New Year. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me blog hop. I hope to see you again this week for another great round. #sharewithme

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