You Got Me Spinning Right ‘Round

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Yes. Another spinning post. In my defense, however, it’s not about my spinning.

I was finding that whenever I sat to spin the boys would naturally gravitate towards my side, asking to have a go. So, I purchased a few more drop spindles and set aside a basket of ‘fluff’ for them to dip into, and after a relatively short space of time they took to it.

‘This is EASY mummy – when can I have a go of the wheel??’…. steady on there, young Skywalker. Keen as they are to get to the wheel (to pretend to using as a steering wheel, I have no doubt) I think we’ll leave the spindles around for a while yet. It’s an easy to pick up and put down craft, they don’t need supervision and we can take it along when we leave the house.

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Interest dips and wanes; we have moments of intense interest and activity and other times when I think Lego is winning out. What I do love about this spinning business it how we all seem to gather together when it happens. I sit in one chair, or on a stool with the wheel, the boys will sit with the spindles and we talk.

We’ve been finding a new groove before bedtimes too; we seem to gather in the sitting room, make a little yarn, listen to my husband tell tales of when he was a boy and we enjoy a little bit of mindful company. Hands and minds are kept purposeful, the creative juices are kept well oiled and we part before lights out with a bit more knitting fodder for the pile. Now all we need is an open fire and someone with a banjo and I think this wannabe pioneer woman could be very happy indeed.

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