Summer childcare is hard. We have done really good all summer until a week or two ago. I think the older kids miss the break that they get from each other by going to preschool. I think they’d all like a little break from each other. As the summer is going by I can see that they sometimes get frustrated with each other.
Well a week or so ago one family took the day off. It was good for everyone. I didn’t divide my time between quite as many and kids had to play with other kids they don’t usually play with. It was a break they needed.
Anyway that left me with just one older kid. She’s five and she’s really into writing and keeping track of things on paper.
It’s no secret that I love quilting. I show the kids what I’m working on all the time. They even look at quilt books with me. The one that was with me on this day is especially in love with Bonnie Hunter’s quilt Zuckerwatte.
She saw my quilt books on the kitchen island and asked if she could look and find the quilt that’s her favorite. I said sure. Before long that little book keeper had a paper and marker. She opened the book to the first quilt and said, “Did you make this quilt?” If I answered “no” she would write and “x” on the paper. If I said “yes” she would put a check on the paper and if I said I was working on it she would make a “o” on the paper. It was so cute.
She went through three of Bonnie Hunter’s books then asked if I had anymore books. I said yes and went to get them. While I was getting them I grabbed our book that we wrote, Country Girl Modern.
The little girl grabbed our book right away. I didn’t tell her it was our book. She opened up and asked if I made that one…I said yes. She asked if I made the next one…I said yes. Each time there was a new quilt I said yes I made it.
She kept getting a curious look on her face not believing me. She was baffled that I had made them all. As we got the end I told her lets turn a couple more pages. At the back she saw this page. [Read more...]