As we come closer and closer to winter’s bad weather and the associated heartlessness of forcing the children outdoors for their daily bout of video-game and tv-free (self)-entertainment, we’ve moved into arts-and-crafts mode.
Lest this be perceived as doily-decorating, scrapbook-creating fluffiness (confessing upfront that one of our two boys spends an inordinate amount of his non-tv time cooking and/or making architectural plans on post-it notes) I present this piece of handiwork, which makes me feel much more confident that my children will be equipped to survive a coming apocalypse:
the rubberband fly-fishing bait
Although this little beauty was almost mistaken for lint and vacuumed from our living-room floor, it is worth noting that the creator (I suspect my older, fishing-crazy son) adhered to house rules and did not complete his masterwork. No hooks!
As a bait, it’s a little NQR, and just a tad redneck-ish. As a demonstration of what a 12-year old can do when unplugged for a few minutes, it’s precious.