Who Tied that Tie?

Middle Child had a Choir Concert he needed to attend in dress up clothes for full credit. Of course Olaf wasn't home from work yet, so guess who got to Tie the Tie? Yours Truly. I searched the internet, I had done this one other time for Calvin and knew there was some easy cheat sheet somewhere in Google. But it wasn't as easy to find this time. I typed in "How to tie a tie" and got a million answers and several ways to Tie a Tie. I had no idea there were so many different Tie Knots. After many tries and lots of cursing I finally found the easiest knot and got it tied.

Look at how nice and straight it is. He looks so handsome.

I know it's nowhere perfect but it's good enough for full credit for class. I dropped him off at school, he had to be there 1 1/2 hours earlier than we did. I did come back almost a half hour early and still had to sit near the back. But that's ok, until it started I had short people in front of me. And then at the last minute an abnormally tall kid came and sat right in front of me! I had to keep peeking around him.

And then when Middle Child walked out to the stage I saw what had happened to his Tie in that 1 1/2 hours. He had played with it. Anyone that knows Middle Child knows that he can't keep his fingers still. They must always be playing with something, which wreaks havoc on his Ties.

I couldn't believe how crooked it was! All that work for naught!

But someone must have noticed because when he came back on stage for the final song it was fixed. Thank heavens someone saved his butt.


sally said...

Jay would point out he's related to me. When we sit down to watch a movie he reminds me to sit still - I can't do it. My fingers have to be moving at all times. If I don't have a project in my hands then my hands revert to their nervous tick.

quilts and quirks said...

Clayton sure looks handsome in his white shirt and tie. And a good job on tieing the tie.

Lonita said...

Very impressive - and you didn't even resort to a clip-on tie! Clayton looks so grown-up and handsome.