Thursday, January 29, 2009

Peace while Gaming

What's a mother to do? The wii has two controllers I have four children that does not include all the friends that migrate and settle in. All these bodies want a turn. Fortunately for me my oldest son's friend started a service project the week after Christmas collecting items for the homeless. One of those items was hats. Grandma had given us a set of knitting looms for Christmas a few years back. I pulled them out and while they gamed I sat down there and started making hats. It was a way to keep the peace, making sure everyone got a fair turn. When the kids saw the hats made up they wanted one so they joined in. It became something for them to do while they waited their turn to play. Everyone made themselves a hat. We also made 13 for the homeless. They are still making them. Thank goodness yarn is going on sale at JoAnns next month.

14 comments:

  1. that's great! getting the kids in on these projects is priceless - they will never forget it, but the games will fade eventually :)

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  2. Fantastic project! What a way to get the kids involved! The hats look fantastic.

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  3. You were inspired. What a great idea. Those looms are so fun for kids (big and little)! Love all the fun colors!

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  4. Great creative thinking on your part Em! I love all the different colours of hats...

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  5. Kind of like Tom Sawyer and white washing the fence, huh? You did good Mom!

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  6. That's great Em!
    more kids should get into doing crafts...

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  7. Look at all those hats you made! That is a fantastic way to occupy their time with something creative.:)

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  8. Em,

    Now seriously this is the coolest life lesson, life experience and skillful home management project on the whole entire planet - for real. I'm sure.

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  9. Wow, that worked - no boredom around your place - happy kids!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  10. What a smart woman you are!!! I may have to steal this idea for the adults that fight over the controllers!!!

    I have always wanted to try those.

    Marlene

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  11. Em you are absolutely the most brilliant mom!!!!!!!Congratulations!!!!!!!!! on a most peaceful idea,wish you would have been around when I needed assistance with my teenagers,I'm going to try it with my grand kids.
    You are such an inspiration,keep up the good work.

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  12. That is brilliant idea! Then there is no bickering going on - I'll have to try that when all the kids are over - we only have 2 controllers just yet - so there is a lot of impatience at our house sometimes!
    Kris

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  13. Brilliant solution -- everyone wins, in so many ways! The hats are cute, too.

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  14. Great hats! Wonderful idea to keep the peace around your place. Everyone benefits. And the kids will have good memories of being creative and helping the homeless.

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