My fingers ached with the pain of twisting petal after petal, and I thought to myself 'how do I get myself into this
By the time school was out I was starting to sweat bullets because I was only half way to my goal. So an assembly line was formed. And my kids were bribed with a trip out for dinner (mostly because I had no where to put diner because the counter and table were covered in
Emma was put to the task of threading buttons onto wire. She picked up the task with vigor and finished 15 of them before she got any help.
So the race began. With encouragement and whining set to full speed we made it through most of the remaining flowers before we went to bed. And boy were my kids tired. They did a whole twenty minutes of work.
The goal, 12 bouquets in 40 minutes. I enlisted the help of my mom who glued black satin ribbons and bows to each square vase, while my husband completed the remaining tulips needed to complete each bouquet. And so I taped and taped and taped and reached number 9 before I realized that we were 6 carnations short. And I only had 4 minutes left.
Oh well to hell with it. We'll only set up 10 tables.
Up to the church I flew like a banshee and made it just in time to get the tables covered and centerpieces set before the girls began to come.