is one of those quirky national holidays that I love. It is LOST SOCK MEMORIAL DAY. I'm going to help you celebrate with another fun offer from my friends at LittleMissMatched. I was both surprised and delighted to hear of this bizarre holiday, because on Monday of this week, I began what is an annual attempt to reign in all single socks, make as many matches as I can, throw out all the leftovers and start a fresh! I am so NOT making this up ….
I asked Lauren and Addie to dump out our SOCK BOX and play a matching game. This coming Monday, I'm in charge of the activity for Family Home Evening. I will send my kids on a sock scavenger hunt and pay them .25 for every single sock they bring me.
So, imagine my surprise and delight when I read an email about a day dedicated to missing socks and the age old question of what to do with the surplus of single spares that have lost their pairs. Now, I realize that I've talked a LOT about my favorite socks of late, but I just can't pass this up.
(This btw, is my LMM SOCK drawer — I often let Addie pick my socks for me!)
LittleMissMatched has a dream of revolutionizing sock drawers, so that no one ever has to fret again. And NO KIDDING, they've set up a website at lostsockmemorialday.com where you can find all kinds of crafts and activities to do with single socks (ever heard of sock tag?)
So, Wendy and I are having a delightful time in South Dakota. We are teaching a class, called PLAY that is all about letting go and having FUN. We taught it twice today and will teach it two times in the morning. There is bubblegum, FUN DIP and playful productivity that results in FOUR "almost complete" scrapbook pages. Girls who finish one of more of their pages while here this weekend will receive a little treat and a chance to win a prize. A British accent is strongly encouraged in class and we are quite frankly having a blast. Here are a few photos …
This is Jill, enjoying her first-ever experience with FUN DIP. When she admitted that she had never had FUN DIP I felt that I must make a confession that I had never had it either. But since I am a big DIP, who loves to have FUN …
Beth, a fellow teacher, willingly showed me how.
This is cute VAL, from Phoenix, who is taking Library of Memories right now. So much fun to meet an LOMer in person.
And this is Molly taking Gretchen's photo, because our final page requires a photo of yourself. Which brings me to my Teach a Friend to Scrapbook, tip of the day.
Please, please be absolutely certain to
that the ONLY story she is truly qualified to tell, is her own story.
Tell her that for some reason we women often shy away from having our photo taken, which is an unfortunate thing. We apparently feel it is selfish to put ourselves in camera's way and somehow more noble to dedicate our creativity and personal expression to everyone but ourselves. This is NOT true.
I'm always shocked to learn how many students in my classes don't have a photo of themselves. Please, please … tell your friend to scrapbook herself.
and remember, you can't tell her to do something you haven't done for you (hint. hint.)