Thursday, March 17, 2011

Another mother-daughter hat and a Kindness Tree

As mentioned, my youngest insisted that Mommy have a hat that matched hers, so we could be "twins", too!
Used the same yarn as for her hat (Sirdar Indie wool/acrylic blend, Shade 0152), but did a bamboo stitch in the round instead of a stockinette stitch on straight needles. She was pleased, and so was I!
Thanks also for all of you who offered advice in my post about my recent trials and tribulations with the girls. I am on it, and am sure this, too, shall pass! Parenting isn't for sissies, is it? To help with some positive parenting to combat this issue, I made a "Kindness Tree."
My youngest has one at her preschool- when someone is "caught" doing an unprompted kind deed for another, they get to decorate the tree. I had my son paint the trunk on some poster board and cut it out, then hot glued an assortment of leaves, birds, eggs, flowers from the dollar store to some thumb tacks.
The kids are really excited to work together to have the tree all filled up in time for spring, so it will be a great lesson in teamwork as well.
I guess I'll keep them!

As you can see I used clovers in the place of leaves on the tree....Happy St. Patty's Day!


Kati said...

That's a great idea. I might have to try it with my daughter. We have unprompted pushing issues with her younger sibs. I think she would really get into this. Thanks for posting the idea. Love the hats too. I wish I could knit, but seriously I need to stop creating more projects for myself.

felicity said...

I cannot (I repeat, CANNOT) even think about learning to knit because I have far FAR too many quilty projects on the go and in my mind. So many that at this rate if I want to finish my current project list before I die, I'm going to have to look into cloning or something.

I didn't reply to your post about the girls because I honestly had no idea what to do AND I was busy freaking out about what I would do if that happened to me (I, I, I, me, me, me - aren't I the helpful commenter!!). I'm going to go back and read the comments and suggestions now.

Lynette said...

Terrific idea! Good luck. :)

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
May you have:

A world of wishes at your command
God and his angels close at hand
Friends and family their love impart,
And Irish blessings in you heart.

Anonymous said...

I love your matching beanies - so cute! And I love your idea of the kindness tree - what a beautiful thought

Misformilk said...

This is SUCH a great idea! My youngest is two and recently discovered that it is fun to drive his big sister crazy. THANK YOU!