At times, (far too often, in fact), I find myself saying, “We will get to that when we have time.” But, I’ve discovered something… want to know what it is? There’s never really a “good time.” Sometimes you just have to jump right into it!
The girls have been asking to learn to sew on the machine for about a month now. I realized my “maybe tomorrow” may never come. When Allison asked just a few days ago, I told her we would do it right then. It wasn’t ideal, but at least Malachi was asleep. I also bribed, (yes, bribed!) Natalie to occupy Sierra for a while so Allison and I could have some uninterrupted time. (Brilliant, really! I’ll be doing that again!)
We really did have a fun time. The next day it was Natalie’s turn, and Allison was in charge of Sierra. I think it’s so ironic that I’m teaching my girls to sew, when I had never even touched a sewing machine just a few years back. I am such an amateur, and yet it is helping me so much by teaching them! I want them to feel comfortable, and not scared of this big machine as I always had been. I am making them do most everything by themselves. We did several practice pillows and practice stitches so that they would know how it feels to go fast and slow. I even made them poke the pins. Although I didn’t have them thread the machine, I did make them look for the little numbers to show me where to go next.
I so wish I could have more time teaching my big girls the “fun stuff.” But, after a day of school with the big girls, (which can be fun, too), I feel I need to pour my attention out on the little ones. That is why I am so excited summer is here. It’s a great opportunity for fun learning.