Friday, April 24, 2009
A Balloon Twisting Debut..
I decided twisted balloons for the Valley Homeschoolers Cyber School Fair this week. We went last year just to get information and enjoyed it very much. While our family does not use a cyber school, they do work well for many families and who knows, one may work for us down the road. Anyway, I thought it would be nice to keep the children occupied with some balloon sculptures so that the mothers would then have a chance to ask questions from the schools - there were at least nine schools in attendance and more than 200 people showed up for the fair!
Since it was during the day, my daughter had to attend with me. When I asked her if she would like to participate as a balloon twister - she JUMPED at the chance. I showed her how to make a balloon dog and she made them for children while they waited in line for me. We picked out her clothes and she even let me curl her hair for the first time in her life!!!! She decided her twister name is "Butterfly Balloon." She kept track of how many balloons she made and offered dogs and a surprise balloon (whatever her little hands wanted to make). Everyone was so kind to her. She was quite disappointed when the line got short. When we finished (two hours of twisting) she said to me "I want to keep going." In the car, I asked her if it felt like 2 hours, she said "No, about 20 minutes." That is how it usually feels for me. We celebrated with a quick trip to a park and a stop at Dunkin Donuts on the way home.
The picture above is of her ready to head to the gig with a practice puppy that she made - she made a wristband with the long tails that her dogs had so they would attach to the child's wrist (as in the picture).