Thursday, September 17, 2009


I have been working on our favors for a few weeks now. We bought little boxes in orange, brown and gold. Unfortunately, they didn't come assembled so I have had to fold 150 boxes and 150 lids. Then, I had to fill them with candy. The last step I still had to do is put a ribbon around each box. I had measured how much ribbon I needed for each box and used that ribbon to measure all the rest so they were all the same length.

Last night, JJ decided he wanted to help. He volunteered to cut the rest of the ribbon. I was like "Great!" I can always use some help! I explained to him that all he has to do is use the ribbon I had already measured to cut all the rest of the pieces. He got started.

About 20 minutes later I hear "Uh oh." He was finished cutting all 100 yards of ribbon and realized that somehow he had started cutting them way to short. How is it that an engineer cannot cut ribbon so that they are all similar lengths?

He felt so horrible and I thought it was hilarious. He was so sweet to help so of course, I could never be upset with him.

Let's just hope the replacement ribbon I ordered gets here soon!

1 comment:

That Kind of Girl said...

haha, isn't it cute how boys can be absolutely brilliant in their working/intellectual lives, but totally goof on tasks that are second-nature to us ladies?

I was always flummoxed when I was living with my now-ex, who is a brilliant engineer and probably one of the smartest men I've ever met, and he would go to the grocery store, then call me fifteen times in a panic to ask what aisles things were in. Like, um, duh! But there's something so adorable about those occasional bouts of cluelessness!

ps: hopped onto your blog from 20sb, and am definitely liking it so far! I'm going to add it to my RSS reader!