Last night, I taught my dear daughter how to make friendship bracelets… the way we made them when I was a kid. With embroidery thread and a safety pin and lots of knot tying.
So, she and I sat on the couch with a pillow between us, with our bracelets-in-the-making pinned to the pillow… and we tied knots. And watched the Pirates game.
And this conversation took place:
Avery: Mom? Is this, like, the old-fashioned way to make friendship bracelets?
Me: Well, I don’t know if it’s “old-fashioned…” It’s the way we made them when I was a kid.
Avery: Yeah… the old-fashioned way! You were born in like… the 90s!!!!
Me: Avery… I was born in… the 70s!
Then Avery’s eyes bugged out of her head.
And I thought to myself… it’s a really good thing she’s so cute!