As we were walking in the house after school yesterday at 3:00, Aly says "I have to take my catapult to school tomorrow" My response was Uummm, what are you talking about? What catapult? We don't have a catapult." Then she tells me she is supposed to make one. Apparently she got the note about it from her teacher on Monday or Tuesday and just forgot to tell us about it since it wasn't put in her regular folder that we check every day.
Normally, this wouldn't have been an issue, but yesterday, it was because Abby's music program started at 6:00 which I had also forgotten about until Abby mentioned it on the way home from school. That meant I had 3 hours to fix after school snacks, do homework, get everybody ready, figure out how to make a catapult, and actually make the darn thing.
Oh, and Abby said her teachers told her she HAD to take a bath or else they wouldn't let her sing, and that she had to dress pretty and have her hair fixed. After all, she was going to be singing on stage and standing on risers. Huge deal when you are 5 years old apparently. I think in her mind, if she tells us her teachers said she had to do something then we are much more likely to actually let her do it.
So HERE is the catapult we would have liked to make, but since I had NO wood to work with at our house unless you count some half rotten tomato stakes and landscape timbers.
Being such a great big sister helping Abby hold the catapult so she could shoot it better.