Mama Diaries

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Straw Thing

My eight-year-old son grabbed a packet of bendy straws and plopped them onto the kitchen table.  I glanced at the kid and went about my business.  I was too busy to inquire what he might be doing with those things.

About five minutes later, he appeared with a bendy straw necklace draped over his neck.  Somehow he had managed to connect all of the straws.

"Bubba, why do you have straws around your neck?" I asked.

"I made a straw thing, so next time I need a straw I don't have to search for one."

"Oh," I said, mildly amused.

"And you can use them, too," he added.  "Next time you need a straw for an art project, all you have to do is ask, and I'll give you one."

Wow.  Sometimes that boy really amazes me!

36 comments:

  1. Precious child! Bubba has an inventor's mind!

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    1. He'll never have to walk far to get a straw!

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  3. Well one never knows when a straw may be called for!

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    1. Right. And there are so many art projects that require one. ;)

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  4. Yes, it's always good to have a straw handy!

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  5. Bubba definitely has a very creative mind! And you may need a straw!

    Nas

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    1. You never know when a straw will be required!

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  6. thinking ahead is always good

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  7. Can I move to Atlanta with you?


    Yvonne.

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  8. That's one way to think ahead! :P

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    1. The boy is always asking for straws, so now that's one less question I have to listen to!

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  9. I love bendy straws. Maybe I'll follow Bubba's example.

    Love,
    Janie

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  10. You never know when you might need a straw!

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  11. Very creative and cute. Probably inherited the creativity!

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  12. The only better thing than little kids is grown up kids who help you with BIG things ;D

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  13. Bubba's well of creativity is endless :)

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  14. Only "sometimes"? That boy is gonna grow up to do great things.

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  15. Maybe it will be the next fashion statement

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    1. Hmmm. I wonder if we could somehow package it up and sell it. ;)

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  16. He's a smart kid. Who does he take after? ;)

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  17. LOL! You need to make a coffee table book out of these posts, Sherry!

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  18. What an idea. Why keep straws in a drawer when you can wear them as a necklace until you need them for your drink. : )

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