Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Weekend Project

Any little snippet of free time for my kids this weekend was consumed with the following:

We have a little store with food basics in the bottom floor of our building. Almost daily I ask them to run down for a loaf of bread (It has no preservatives in it and has to be bought daily).

So, Firstborn came up with the idea of stringing some bands together and tying a bag on the end. That way, when I want a loaf of bread, one sister can go down and buy it and place it in the bag. Then another sister can hoist it up. However, it was one of the windiest days I can remember, so part of the process became making the bag something other than a kite. I just had to stand on the balcony and watch because the laughter was so contagious. And then there was the ever-present possiblity of it flying onto Mrs. Neighbor's balcony, and that added a whole other element of suspense.

Then finally, success. A fresh loaf of bread hoisted up 5 stories! Shrieks of laughter and joy erupted.

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Anonymous said...

What fun! Aren't kids great?


Tara G. said...

That is fantastic! We have to buy bread often, too. I wish our store were downstairs!

Rachel said...

How fun! They might want to add a weight to the bag for stability.

The Fish Family said...

Fish cousins would be right there with them. I'm impressed!

Lindsey said...

What an awesome story!! Such curious and inventive minds your kids have. It's truly refreshing to "see"... Wonder if the kids could use a flat-bottomed basket rather than a bag/kite?

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