Yesterday Addie was sitting across from me learning to make a chain. That’s the picture I showed in yesterday’s post. Then she started getting grumpy and saying it was too hard and that’s when I told her maybe she just wasn’t ready yet. She said she was going to go watch more youtubes.
I went and took a nap. When I got up, she came in and she had made a chain that was probably about 8′ long and it looked good! She was so proud of herself. I was proud of her!
I told her . . now you’re ready to make a single crochet. Google “How to do single crochet stitches.” She came back and told me she found some videos, watched them but they’re too hard. I said “Fine! Many 6 year olds can do all the crochet stitches so don’t say it’s too hard! Say it looks like something that takes more effort than I’m willing to do right now and by saying that, you’re committing to yourself that you will not have a frog hat for you or for your friend.” Ughhh . . she huffed off and watched more videos. I’ll work with her on the single crochet stitch today.
She ended up getting out her jewelry making box and was making bracelets the rest of the evening. That’s fine . . that’s creative too and doesn’t involve her being glued to the phone or tablet.