Wednesday, April 11, 2012

When Your Child Surprises You!

It all started on Easter Sunday when Ms 9 yo received this wonderful gift from her Godmother:

Her Godmother even showed her how to make friendship bracelets and that is what she and her sisters have been doing all week:

Yesterday I noticed that Mr 11 yo got involved.  Not quite sure what got him started, but all of a sudden the embroidery hoops came out.  Somewhere he found himself a needle and then talked his sister into letting him have some of her thread.  Next, he found himself a scrap of material and he started...

He started drawing and then stitching.  I am not kidding you, this kid has never even picked up a needle before yesterday, let alone embroidered anything!  This was his finished work:


I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in being frustrated with my children sometimes because they really don't seem to be applying themselves.  I know that even as adults we are guilty of that!  What a surprise it was,then, to see the finished project last night!  My heart skipped a few beats and I'm so proud of his work, that I just had to show it off.  Isn't that what blogs are for???


1 comment:

  1. You just never really know how or when they will surprise you.