Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Praise and thanks be to the Yvil Sister

Mission San Francisco de Solano, front

Mission San Francisco de Solano, back

L-Boy is in fourth grade, which in California means a California Mission Project (CMP). The Y-vil sister went to the craft store and bought stuffa styrofoam do-it-yourself model, a bunch of cute plastic thingies, some peat moss and a bag of sand. Then she had three making the CMP dates with L. I don't know who had the better time. Yvil was like a little kid in an art class, L was serious, yet happy, and I was out of a dreaded task.

Yvil delegated the procurement of the cross and the CMP fact card to me. Two things. You think I could have excelled. But as we all know in addition to being more fun than mom, aunties are also more efficient.

Although I looked very thoroughly in all of my normal [cheap] stores, the only cross I found that was the right size and not firmly attached to an angel was a chocolate one. I got it, but Yvil had already given up on me and had carved one out of leftover styrofoam. Thus did L gain a snack.

Then Mr. L and I nearly came to blows over the CMP facts card last night. In the end, the card came out looking great. L and I had a big long snuggle to make up for the grumping. Still I was emotionally spent; just imagine if Yvil hadn't taken care of the hard part. I owe her. Big time.

Great job, L.  I love you. 

12 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I grew up in Southern California, and loved doing stuff about the missions! My favorite is San Juan Capistrano.

They did a great job!

Melanie J said...

I was breathing a sigh of relief over finishing the mission project. Little did I know that directions for a biography book report were coming home this week. James will make stuff all day long. Writing? Not so much.

Grr.

Jo said...

Oh that turned out sooo nice. Your sister is the best. Good thing she took care of the other stuff, otherwise I think a divorce lawyer would be getting a call from you two!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

WOWIE! (I want a chocolate cross). That's what I call internalizing your religion.

Nat~Nat said...

Way to Go!!!! I lived in Wyoming in 4th grade. I got to do a massive report on Yellowstone National Park. (My mom even kept it, so I still have it!)

Youngblood4ever said...

I remember doing a mission project and going on a super-cool field trip to one of the missions. LOVE the project. I gotta get one of those super-cool (and close-by) aunts for my kids.

Melissa D said...

Doing the Mission Project now with my 4th grader. Being a transplant to CA, I wasn't familiar with this. Your pics will help my son see that there is an end in sight! LOL.

Jami said...

Glad to offer hope. This was treasured for a long time and then one day its maker decided that to play Godzilla vs. Mission San Francisco de Solano. Godzilla won.

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