So back to Girl Scouts and why I feel the need to volunteer for this group. Part of me is thinking she will hate it because in my mind I worry it won't keep her attention. I guess the things I remember from Brownies what feels like 100 years ago, are doing crafts and listening to stories. Those things are not really up Cate's alley. She hates crafts and can only stand to color for about 5 minutes on a directed project. (Now give her a doddle board in the car and she will draw for an hour as she talks out her scenario, but tell her what to draw and she is done.) And if the activities don't keep her attention the result could be anything. The meetings are at her school where she is comfortable so she might just walk out of the room when the leader isn't looking. Or the opposite, she might attach to the leader and bug her with a 100 questions that aren't relative to the activity of the group, causing frustration and taking attention from the other kids. I couldn't guess what Cate will do if she doesn't like Daisies. So your next question is probably - so why are we doing Daisies if I'm that worried about it? Because if Cate didn't do activities because I was worried then she'd be a couch potato! Plus this is a great situation for her to grow socially with other little girls. She needs that because she gravitates to boys in class. So tonight together Cate and I will be begin the girl scout journey. I'm excited and scared, while Cate is ambivalent about the whole thing. Our first Daisy activity was success though so maybe that is a good omen. The girls are suppose to earn the $1 they have to pay for dues. I forgot until bath time last night, too late to give Cate a chore so I created a checklist for the morning and told her if she checked everything off without getting help from daddy she would earn her dollar today. Ric said by the time he got out of the shower, she had gotten dressed, hung up her PJ's, made the bed, washed her face and brushed her teeth. She earned her dollar and might just have created a new morning technique for him to use! I hope everything goes great and she loves Daisies and that I'm not a fish out of water! Wish us luck!
I promise a picture tomorrow, at the very least I'll take a shot with my phone at Daisies!!!