Thursday, September 15, 2005

Brownies

Well, tonight is a first for Lina and I. She will be a Brownie for the first time and I will be a Brownie Leader for the first time. I had to come up with a name tag craft for the girls to do tonight. Not knowing the makeup or abilities of the girls I came up with something that should be simple: cardstock sandwiched between fun foam. I doodled mine this morning as an example.


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Unfortunately, leaving behind Sparks I have to leave behind my Spark name which was Firefly. I rather liked that name. So now I have to choose a traditional Brownie name. It has to be "something" Owl. Tawny Owl, Snowy Owl are traditional names. I wanted something that describes me. There is no Freckled Owl as far as I know, so I have named myself "Spotted Owl" and I am quite proud of it. Did you notice that the owl on my tag has freckles? They are one of my best features I think.

Wish me luck, I am about to walk into a room with 20-30 seven and eight year olds. I am supposed to be a role model and help turn these little girls into inspired young women. Today I would rather curl up in front of the TV and start my backtack project but I know the moment I walk into the room, those little girls will be the ones who inspire me.

4 Comments:

Blogger Odilon said...

Good luck My mom was my first Brownie leader. Dues were a dime. It was awesome. I also enjoyed it when she was the cookie mom. All those cookies in our basement!

6:47 PM  
Blogger ria said...

Thanks for the luck. Having my daughter in my unit makes it interesting sometimes. My favourite part went something like this, after tring to ingore the repeated "mommmmm, mommmmm", Tawny Owl looks at Lina and says - "There are no moms at Brownies". I am going to enjoy this.

8:49 PM  
Blogger ria said...

Oh and I have 11 boxes of cookies left from last spring, do you want me to send you some?

8:50 PM  
Blogger Odilon said...

hee! Thanks for the offer but I still have boxes of cookies in MY freezer.

PS Nervousness is on the verge of being back up.

9:40 PM  

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