Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Up and coming

Today as I held onto the steering wheel with one hand while rolling a knot on the end of a thread for Lina who was making finger puppets in the back seat while on the way to daycamp, I realized as I took a moment to get the van back into my own lane that Lina is following in my footsteps. You never know these things when you are pregnant. Since meeting my husband, I always thought I would have three boys - and they would all live in the garage with him and I wouldn't even get a momma's boy that would want to bake cookies with me. But I had a girl. And she likes to make things.

I had to pull the van over to the side of the road at one point and show her how to measure the felt more accurately so the finger puppet would be a little more snug on her finger. Then I had to waggle my finger at her and say "Lina! I can't drive and help you make finger puppets at the same time! What am I going to say to the police officer when we get pulled over? Sorry officer, I was sitting in the backseat measuring yarn for our finger puppet's hair while driving with my feet, I'm usually much better at multi-tasking?" She giggled, and then announced as I pulled back onto the road that she had learned to tie off the thread herself - Phew. I'm glad. I was about to merge onto the highway.

But on the flip side. Lina is pretty well balanced between both my husband's and my hobbies at this point. Her big Christmas gift from us this year was a brand new 2005 Honda 50 dirt bike. And she will ride it for hours around our yard and around the pits at the motorcycle races we attend. And she likes to hang out with Daddy in his garage too, albeit she is usually drawing little chalk figures of Daddy and Jody on the garage floor. But I must say I am pretty happy to have someone to pass on my love of making things to.

Now I have to get used to the fact that until she gets her first job, I have to learn to share my special supply stashes with her. Ugggh!

3 Comments:

Blogger sauvageblue said...

Humm.. Well I will wear my Tiara with something Tiara'ish of course. Tiaras go with absolutely everything you know? Jeans, velvet robes, gowns, sneakers, flannel pajamas even sweats too.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous vicki said...

This post, and the picture of the french fries had me laughing out loud! Thanks for the smiles today!

7:11 PM  
Blogger ria said...

yah the french fry guys had me laughing too. As did the rest of the critters in the Korean Gallery I linked to.

Mmmmm a tiara eh? Maybe I'll make that a challenge for my Bead-It! challenege for September.

8:52 AM  

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