I am the polar opposite of crafty but Sunday afternoon while the hubby and Miss C were out for a walk, a very whiny Miss A seemed pacified by the offer to open and play with a Hannah Montana jewelry making set that Miss C received for her birthday.
Good times with charms and chains ya’ll!
We sat down at the kitchen table and I noticed the box said this fine crafting activity was appropriate for children ages 6 and up. This was a craft that even I could handle. I would help Miss A create a jewelry masterpiece. She chose a large guitar charm and two smaller heart charms to add to a silver chain.
A half hour later and many expletives voiced in my head I had managed to break my index finger nail and get ONE FLIPPIN’ CHARM on the mother flippin’ necklace. I even rummaged around in my makeup bag for my tweezers that I use for that occasional wild hair I get on my chin. Ahem. I apparently have incredibly non-nimble fingers as I couldn’t get the tiny charms fastened on to the tiny blankety blank chain.
I finally told Miss A that mommy just couldn’t get the charms to go on the chain but I convinced her that the singular pink heart charm with Miss Cyrus’s picture on it that I’d managed to fasten to the chain was a beautiful necklace. Miss A proceeded to do the super pout and shuffled her feet as she plopped on the couch wearing her sad, sad jewelry handcrafted in lameness by mommy.
And then the damn charm FELL OFF.
And that is the end of my adventures in jewelry making mother/daughter bonding time because no child’s craft set should make you want to shoot tequila.