Thursday, April 07, 2005

# 16 TODAY'S CRAFT - A GIRLY CALENDAR

You’ll not find anyone more conservative than Son-In-Law (SIL). But despite that, when 2005 Calendars started coming into the house last December, he jokingly insisted he needed a girly calendar. Having a girly calender in the shop is a family tradition he told Eldest Daughter. But since I don’t have a shop I want one in the house.

ED was dismayed, a little discomfited, a little confused that he would think such a thing was appropriate. And teen-age Granddaughter (GD) was equally appalled. Both insisted that it might be tolerated as long as the feminine-subject was tastefully and fully dressed. But SIL said, "A girly calendar pic needs to have a well-endowed woman with curves that are not completely covered – Don’t you bunch know that?"

So GD came to the rescue. She said, "I will make you a girly calendar and post it in the kitchen." And she did. To fully appreciate GD’s effort, I think you will need to make yourself a girly calendar picture so here are the instructions.

1. Get your materials ready.
2. You will need a pen, a square of paper, and a bit of tape or a pin to hang your completed craft in a prominent place.
3. Now write on that paper a number 3.
4. Turn the paper one turn to the right.
5. Now pin it to the wall. There you go. Project complete.

SIL’s politically-correct and tasteful girly calendar is posted at eye-level above the kitchen table. It has been there since January, and I still find that no matter how glum I feel when I go into ED’s kitchen, that calendar catches my eye and I end up chuckling out loud. It works like magic to turn glum days into better days. But then, isn’t that what girly calendars were originally meant to do?

2 Comments:

Anonymous chasmyn said...

I love your creative family.

7:14 PM  
Blogger Roberta said...

Hi Chasmyn. Thanks for stopping in to join today's wee bit of fun. Admittedly sometimes we're a silly lot, but it's good for the soul to find a moment of light-heartedness even if it is plain silliness.

11:50 PM  

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