December 13, 2010

The Joy of Scissors

There are times as a parent where I secretly give myself a big pat on the back, usually when I stumble upon something that occupies my child's attention for a long span of time.  As you know, parents, that certain something is hardly ever a toy (wouldn't we all spend hundreds of dollars for that perfect thing that will entertain our kids for hours? Well, TV and video games excluded).

The other day, I decided to give Soren a pair of scissors and let him go to work on a large piece of paper.
And boy, did that kid keep busy for nearly an hour!  Enough time for me to do dishes and work on a craft project of my own.  Who saw it coming? Not me!
Why are you so happy, mama?
Now before any of you go calling children and youth services over those non-safety scissors, let me be frank.  I hate those things! As an art teacher, I've seen more accidents with those because those buggers just don't cut anything, leading kids to squeeze them harder and take more risks.  So with proper supervision, I recommend using a small pair of "real" scissors.
He's got the same tongue-thing going that I do when I'm focusing on some project.  Genetics, or learned behavior? Who knows.

We then broke out the glue stick for more fun.
That didn't seem to keep his attention as long though.

Now if only his love of scissors would translate into letting me cut his hair without complaint and without the avoidance ninja moves.  He's currently living with an unfinished cut, where I was able to trim all but the top of his head due to his freaking out over the hair clippers.  I hope to catch and trim that rooster plume one of these days.  Man, I wish my hair grew so fast!

5 comments:

  1. Good thinking mama. I have some bandage shears that I have been meaning to let Sinclair test out. You have inspired me today!!! Hope you all are doing well!!! HUGS!

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  2. Aw! Well, being the son of a crafter, I'd think he would have had to have gotten some of that crafty gene and low and beyond, there it is!!

    He looks like a natural ^.^

    It's funny because my dad and sister both have that tongue thing going on too. Lol

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  3. I totally agree with the crafty gene! My girls got mine too. :) They will craft for HOURS. It's wonderful!

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  4. I remember letting Aiyana cut for the first time, she wanted to cut all day, every day! It is so exciting for them because it is something they were not aloud to touch and they are finally able to do so. Not to mention actually having the motor skills to cut - fun stuff!

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  5. Nice work! Charlie loves to paint and color. And help me in the kitchen I haven't tried scissors yet. I'll have to go find a tiny pair just for her. She can help me scrapbook! OOH!

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