A short conversation

Just to prove they do some crafty things

I’m sitting at the kitchen table with the children, and they’re munching chocolate money.
I pick up one of the empty gold foil discs and decide to have a bash at being Craft Mummy.

“These would make a good mobile,” I suggest.

“How?” demands my son, looking up from some serious chewing.

I suggest ways we could hang the shiny discs from different lengths of coloured string: if only we had some coloured string and if only the plain old hairy hessian string hadn’t been purloined by Ben for making booby traps in his bedroom.

How does Craft Mummy keep enough stuff in the house for all these spur of the moment activities?

I look up from my reverie and notice my son staring at me as if I were speaking a foreign language.

And then he asks, “How would that make a phone?”

21st century children, eh?

About Beta Mum

Here you can find the ramblings of a trapeze artist turned journalist who ran away from the circus to join the BBC. Cathy "mine's a Kir Royale" Keir then spent thirteen years working in Jersey, Guernsey and Devon, before downgrading to what you see before you. She has contributed articles to The Guardian, The Stage and Television Today, Junior Magazine and both the BBC and Bad Mothers Club websites. She has two children who think women can’t be prime ministers. She blames herself.
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