I just learned that melting crayons over a tea candle and creating art with them is much, much more difficult than it looks on other people’s blogs. Yep, even for me. So imagine how hard it was for a 3 year old and 5 year old. I know I was stretching it a little involving a flame in a children’s craft to begin with. They loved the idea, so I got some points there. But their crayon wax dripped into the candles, repeatedly putting out the flames. And I quickly got worried that someone was going to light themselves on fire.
So let’s just draw, I suggest. But I had the motherly audacity to suggest that my son should use a board under his paper to avoid getting crayon on the patio. He freaked out. Outside. I’m sure I’m not the only mother who thinks that outdoor fits and screams are worse, because my child’s bad behavior is on audible display for the neighbors. And the way he screams, they’re probably wondering what I’m doing that’s so awful. I find myself explaining more loudly, “You’re crying because I want you to use the board. That is all that’s wrong,” in case anyone is listening with curiosity.
Ah, well. Sometimes we got through phases where I can’t believe how grown up he is getting, and I can take him anywhere. “We should go on a vacation!” And then, inexplicably, for days in a row I wonder if he’ll ever grow out of whining and fit throwing.
On a totally unrelated note….I made another crochet bangle. This time I only used one strand of yarn, but it was a very bulky one. I twisted the finished stitches so that the single crochet line is in the middle (something that didn’t look good on the two-color bracelet, because the colors on the back weren’t in a perfect pattern). Here it is: