Mister Man joined the Boy Scouts this year. He is a Tiger Scout and so far loving every minute of it. We'll see if that holds true after this weekend, when he has his first two day camping trip in caves somewhere in Wisconsin. It's such a shame I'll be missing that, but it really is a Daddy duty kind of thing, don't you think?
Last night, he had a den meeting. At each den meeting (the forty-five minute den meeting, which is why he got home an hour and fifteen minutes after is "ended"), they do an activity that relates to their theme. This month was thankfulness (perfect for Thanksgiving, right?) where they toured a local fire station to learn how much work and effort goes into being a fireman and how appreciative they are (should be?) to those who serve and protect us. Side note: did you know that the fire fighters at this station are required to work out for ninety minutes for every shift they work? I'm so impressed.
The craft they came home with is a chain that shows the things they are thankful for. I'm pretty sure someone started them off with a few ideas, but then it's very obvious that the children were given free rein. Mister Man couldn't wait to show me his when he walked in the door last night.
He is thankful for:
Me (meaning him - not meaning me, Mommy)
Really, it's too cute. Does it make me a bad mom that I can't stop giggling at some of the items he put on his chain?
Family pass to the Chicago Toy and Game Fair in Chicago November 20 or 21 here
Activeion ionator HOM $180RV here