Tuesday, May 12, 2009

GroovyGirl - Jack-Of-All-Trades

This afternoon the girl decided she was going to make a hammock and wanted an old blanket.

Armed with a paint-stained old quilt and some twine - she headed to the backyard.

We don't have many big sturdy trees so I couldn't imagine some lightweight twine being able to hold up a blanket let alone a 9 yr old.

Awhile later I went to check on her progress. She was curled up in the hammock like a caterpillar in a cocoon (though I don't think a caterpillar would be reading a Charlie Brown comic book).

She tied some twine around a tree and the other end around a fence post. The girl said something about braiding the twine so I guess that made it more sturdy.


Amy said...

That looks so cool...

Jennifer said...

You can't get that kind of education in a public school... that's for sure!

CanadianGrandma said...

Good for GroovyGirl! That was a terrific idea of braiding the "rope" to make it stronger!