During Sm'Arties, we went more in the crafts-and-skills direction. We learned a very valuable lesson - how to thread a needle. We threaded big plastic yarn needles first.
Having mastered the art of threading a needle, we threaded up a steel needle so we could sew a big button on a piece of flannel. I bought large-eye needles for the children, but I think they will be useful for me as I progress into presbyopia.
Whoops! Speaking of presbyopia, there are my really strong reading glasses, the ones I use threading a needle.
Then I told a little story about one of our boys growing up to become a very cool best man at a wedding. The groom comes to him distraught because a button has fallen of his shirt. The very cool best man says, "Give me the shirt, give me the button; I'll take care of it." In one version, the very cool best man said, "Dude...give me the shirt, give me the button."
Coincidentally, it just so happened that 7 buttons had fallen off my husband's shirts, just that morning. Amazing isn't it? And just a week after he sent me down the well? Sm'Arties to the rescue!