After much time spent restoring chairs, tonight I had a very different task given to me. I was asked to repair some dress up clothes. Not my favorite task, I’d rather be working on another chair :-) but some times the little jobs aren’t just necessary but are a lesson in themselves.
My grand children stopped in for a short visit today and each brought with them a Halloween costume that needed repaired. You know the ones, they are mass produced every year and sold at the large discount chains (do I need to mention the name?)
These costumes are cheaply made and don’t hold up well to more than a couple uses. But some children love to dress up during the year and wear their costumes regularly.
After a Minnie Mouse party yesterday, a Minnie Mouse costume was worn today. Extra clothes were brought so she could switch into them while this was left with me for the night.
So if this isn’t my favorite task why would I do it? I do it because it’s rare to have small children ask someone to repair their clothes rather than ask for new ones. It’s a lesson I hope they will keep with them as they grow up.