Monday, January 25, 2010

and it starts again!

I knew this day would come. I lived thru years of torment while Phil was in Scouts. It was a great experience for him and a wonderful way for Scott and Phil to bond when Scott came into our lives. I on the other hand could never set foot into a Scout meeting and live a very fulfilled life. Tonight, I entered round 2 of Scouts. I knew it would happen. and I would NEVER deny Andrew the opportunity that Scouting provides. I promise to smile thru all of the Pine Wood Derbys, I will duly hit all my friends up to buy popcorn from Andrew. In return I will have to buy what everyone else's munchkin sells with a happy heart and a lighter wallet. I Promise to look into finding the glue to put patches on the uniforms because I don't want tales of my past sewing misfortunes to haunt Andrew (or me ) for the rest of my natural life.

On the camping note however I will do so will with a smile on my face and my massuse's phone number on speed dial. I am currently checking into what latest camping gear offers. you have to understand in my first go around with scouts I had a 3 room tent, with an oversized queen blow up mattress that my sheets would fit. I had my pillows from home. The tent was big enough to hold 2 folding chairs with cup holders. I got rid of it years ago. My friend Joan and I would head for the nearest mall on the yearly canoe trips. I will go camping again but only with updated versions of my previous camping life. Scott and I had been married a month and almost divorced over an ill fated canoe trip. I swear the paddle could save itself as I was going under. it was every paddle for itself.

I will do it with a smile as I did the first time. I promise.


Miriam said...

Pssst, Cathy,

Staplers do quite well too. And this from a mom who sewed many patches on many scout uniforms for 3 children. Guess I just don't trust glue for cloth. ;)

You might consider putting tape over the pokey sides of the staple to prevent scratching.

Actually, a long stitch (by hand) near the edge of the badge along the inside edge stitching hides a lot of errors. Make sure you match your thread to that thread color or to the base color of the badge. The key is to get placement right the first time and be done as fast as possible.

But I bet you already know all that! Good Luck and have fun anyway.

The Dukes said...

Every paddle for itself...hahahahahaha! That is hilarious Cathy!

Campbell said...

Just make sure that you hide the kitchen shears when Drew goes on the canoe trip after his arm has been casted, and gets the idea that he can cut off the wet, scratchy cast with them!