11.18.2010

Holiday Fair, and sad realization


In classic Lynne-style, I volunteered (along with many others) to make a bunch of little crafts for the school to sell at their Holiday Shop this year. No problem, I thought. You'd like 20 from each crafter? Why, it will be a pleasure to plan on bringing 40! I like making things, and the right kind of craft can sometimes, if you happen to find yourself completely alone, take mere moments to assemble. That was back in August, when I had all the time in the world - a baby who took looong naps, and school days which hadn't filled themselves up. Now however December is almost upon me, with a myriad of other really big projects also on my plate - and so I found myself wandering the aisles of Michael's, panic surging through my veins.

I happened upon a little packet of blank bookmarks right next to the pretty Martha Stewart stickers, and the quick-craft lightbulb clicked on in my head. Bookmarks + stickers= easy and perfect!

It was only as I was driving away from the store that I realized:
I have become the out-of-touch mother who thinks that kids want to buy a bookmark at a holiday gift fair.
I'll have to remember not to put my name on them. I'll tell my kids I brought the candy cane reindeers. :)

9 comments:

melissa said...

Oh Lynne, you are so hilarious! I cannot stop laughing... I hope the bookmarks sell. Maybe the grandma's visiting the fair will buy them.

house on hill road said...

my kids would buy the bookmarks because of the stickers. seriously. but you are funny. a big hit at ours is the duct tape wallet. or anything made from duct tape. go figure.

Stephanie said...

I would have bought a bookmark. I still have bookmarks from when I was a kid! Sometimes I find them tucked into the backs of my books. There's a market for them, don't worry :) Plus, I never liked candy canes :)

Chris said...

This post made me smile. I don't know if I'll ever not overextend myself. It's just my nature.

melissa said...

I realized I made a big spelling error in my comment. You are so funny; I love you, Lynne!

Minnado said...

My son would buy them - he loves bookmarks and keeps losing them. His sister would buy one just to copy her big brother!

Lauren said...

These are so cute! My kids would totally buy them. I have to chaperone the book sales to make sure my kids DON'T buy the candy!

vintagemitten said...

You are awesome.
I love the bookmarks. The 10 year old me would have loved them (alas, I was a nerd.) :)
~audrey@vintagemitten

Jen @ The Gifted Giver said...

Hey, MANY of your bookmarks were rung up by yours truly! We were truly grateful!