Friday, June 16, 2006
Salute to the Frugal Dad
Since Father's Day is just around the corner, this week I'll be sharing about the favorite Dad in this house! I grew up in a home without a father, so watching a real dad in action is a wonder to me. I knew we were much alike when we both admitted reading encyclopedias for entertainment. He loved Childcraft's Things To Make And Do, and he's passing the fun of making do to our son. Yesterday's project was devising a homemade parachute for a yard sale GI Joe. They experimented with several shapes cut out of trash bags and tied with kite string. Finally they built a launcher out of a water bottle cut in half, secured to a butterfly net with rubber bands. It was a thrilling morning!