That way, they don’t have time to decide that whatever it is you’re doing isn’t “cool”. You’re the Mom! EVERYTHING you are doing is cool! Neat-o! Something they want to do RIGHT NOW THIS SECOND! Take advantage of that enthusiasm. What they lack in fine-motor skills, they more than make up for in a desire to learn. Observe –
Why, yes! That is the Twink with pink yarn and ginormous needles!
I looooooove the little tongue-out I’M CONCENTRATING! look on her face here. It was a little tricky, teaching her to knit in an entirely different way than I do, but I figure if armpit knitting is good enough for Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, than it’s good enough for my girl. 😉
Of course, now I’ve got her brother following me around, “helping” me with my yarn (ie: creating the biggest knot known to man.) Sorry, kiddo, it’s still fingerpaints and sidewalk chalk for you. We’ll work on the crafts that involve math after you master POOPING IN THE POTTY! (Sorry, my Mom blog seems to have spilled over a bit into the craft side. Tomorrow I’ll try to post about the 398479384738 sewing projects I’ve been doing, *without* using the word “Poop”. Promise.)