Friday, February 8, 2013

100 Days

Yesterday Emma celebrated her 100th Day of Kindergarten.  She had to bring in something with 100 items on it.  She decided she wanted a shirt with 100 buttons on it.  I thought it sounded like a great idea at first, then half way through wondered why I had agreed to do it.  I fell asleep sewing on buttons and woke up early yesterday morning with a start thinking "Ah, 13 more buttons!".  I got them on in time and she looked great.  I'm glad I did it and happy that she was happy about it.  Of course this would have been a much easier project if I would have remembered to begin sooner than the day before.  Emma carefully counted out and chose the buttons.  When she had them counted out and then would find another button she liked better she replaced it.  The blue tea pot button is her favorite.

Through this project I thought about it -- 100 days.  It really is a thing to celebrate when we have accomplished something for 100 days.  {to be fair, Emma probably is only at her 75th day between her being sick and refusing to attend school but we are trying to look for the positive here}.  What I'm saying is though is that this is a victory!  We have made it through 100 days of the school year.  I'll take it.  I think we should all celebrate when we have done something 100 times that we are proud of, something that takes hard work, consistency, effort, and discipline.  GO Emma!
I'm glad we sewed on the buttons and that now it's a cute shirt she can wear all summer long.  I attached some white felt on the back so that all that thread wouldn't pull through the shirt and the buttons would be securely sewn on.  I think it turned out cute. 


  1. Wow, I nominate you for Mom of the Year. That is awesome. I totally would've pulled out the glue gun if I would have even made the shirt in the first place which isn't likely. So cute, both the shirt and Emma.

  2. Very cute! What a creative idea!