Tsia has been home from school for much of this week with a cold and a fever. Todd stayed home with her for two days while I had some meetings and urgent business to attend to, but on Wednesday it was my turn. We spent some time in the morning learning to braid, and after lunch I set up my sewing machine because she's has been begging to learn. She did really well and then lost interest after approximately five minutes, as expected. (We had a similar experience when she asked me to teach her to knit last weekend--these things will take time, so I'll let her set the agenda. It's not like I'm in a hurry for her to start sewing samples for me or anything.)
In the afternoon I needed make a couple of phone calls and reply to some emails, so I set her up with paper, scissors, and glue and asked her to stay busy for a little while. She did very well, and it wasn't until I finished and looked down at the paper she had taped to the front of my shirt that I realized she had still found a way to voice her displeasure:
Fortunately, the fever is gone and she can return to school. And I can continue to do what I regularly do. Which is being BORING, I guess.