My daughter’s 7th birthday party was carnival themed. As they played the various games, kids collected red tickets in a popcorn bucket. We didn’t even need prizes because the kids had so much fun collecting more and more tickets. I thought of a simple necklace craft that would reuse the tickets after the party – or maybe some kids would want to create the necklace at the party. When I showed the sample to my daughter, her reaction was lukewarm at best. “Nice, Mom.” So I asked her if she thought her friends would like to make a ticket trophy necklace.
“OK, will you at least wear it so I can take a photograph and share it on my blog?” (groan.) “Please.”
Well, her expression in the photo says everything. “Come on, can’t you at least smile?”
“Mom, you didn’t ask me to.”