Those two mornings in a primary classroom were the subject of my latest humor column in The Calgary Herald.
Here’s the opening to Mom Has a Glue Gun and No Idea How To Use It:
It’s not exactly a secret that I have the finger dexterity of Fozzie the Bear, minus the aid of strings that move my arms.
So when Vivian came home from school and told me what I’d be doing in William’s Grade 2 classroom when I volunteered, both she and I knew it was trouble.
“Mom?” she said. “I talked to William’s teacher.”
William heard his name, looked up from his latest Lego creation and proceeded to ignore his sister.
“What?” I said.
“Crafts.” Vivian paused, looking even more worried than me. She knew my phobia of the cut-and-paste realm. She knew I’d rather hold a boa constrictor than cut my way to cuteness. “You’re still going to come, right? Mom? Are you?”
To read the rest of it, please click on Mom Has a Glue Gun and No Idea How To Use It.
What parenting or household task do you dislike?