|One day, while wandering around our favorite Italian market, Claro's, I was|
overjoyed to spy this GIANT pasta (I had to include a standard-sized penne
noodle for comparison purposes) - that's-a big-a pasta!!!
I knew from the combination of the proprietoress' exhortations and the $1.76 price
tag that the universe was granting me the chance to recreate a sorely-missed opportunity.
Would you believe me if I told you that I had never dyed macaroni for Mother's Day jewelry making? Never. Not ever. How does one rebound from bypassing such a fundamental step in childhood development? I didn't know where to begin. It was clear that recovery would be a process requiring professional help - not from a therapist, rather from my dear friend, a preschool teacher. Her counsel left me confident that my crafting skills were on par with those of her four-year-old students.
|The best thing about my mom is that she keeps her promises!|
She wore the necklace to church with Grandma and actually
got many compliments on it. The only embarrassing moments
came when she had to explain that her grown son made it for her!
Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful Mom! Among many other gifts, she has bestowed upon me the opportunity to right a wrong that has hounded me for a lifetime. Making a dyed-macaroni necklace takes me one step closer to developmental equality with my peers and endows me with a greater appreciation for pre-kindergarten craftiness. Thanks, Mom!
|Here's hoping that your Mother's Day is blessed with a bit of Macaroni Magic!|