Now that we have gotten into a groove with the Homework Box, homework time has become almost second nature to all of us. Almost. It's all very exciting. And we also implemented the shoe bin, where the kids dump their shoes as soon as they walk into the house - and they have totally gotten the hang of that too. So since things in boxes seems to be working so well, I have taken it a step farther and made The Kippah Box.
Putting on their kippahs is probably the most stressfull part of my boys' (and mine, Josh's, you name it) morning routine. They can never ever remember where they took off their kippahs the day before and there is no way in the world they have any clue where the kippah clips are because how silly would it be to actually clip the clip back on to the kippah when you take it off.
Josh tried to remedy the kippah clip problem this past summer by ordering, I kid you not, 1000 clips on Ebay. Three months later, we are down to about 100 clips. If I am doing my math correctly, that means we have been losing kippah clips at the rate of 10 per day. That is not only insane, it is unacceptable.
And so enter The Kippah Box. This was not so much a craft project as it was me dumping out the contents of a small box into a ziploc bag, putting stickers on the box that spell out "Kippah Box" and placing said box on the credenza in the porch, the last room we see before we leave in the morning and the first we see when we come home. I suppose that means that this is more of an organizing post than a crafting post, but if it helps anyone with a similair kippah crisis, then so be it.
The goal was for the box to live in the porch and for the boys to deposit their kippahs there when they came home from school. Yes, yes, I am well aware that my boys should be wearing their kippahs from the time they get up in the morning until they go to bed, but seriously people, baby steps here, baby steps.
At this point, the box only works sometimes - as in when the box is actually in the porch. For some reason though, it seems that the box is always everywhere except where it should be. Really. I am constantly knocking it off the kitchen counter or tripping over it in the dining room. I have yet to figure out a way to keep it in its place. I considered hot-gluing it to my credenza but I like the credenza too much. My next idea is velcro, but I am not sure if the box would sit straight with velcro under it.
All I know is that I will not give up until I make this Kippah Box work. Because at this rate, in another ten days, we will have no clips left at all.
This will work. It has too. It's a box and it has stickers on it. Seriously, what's the problem? Maybe it's because I didn't decoupage it. Oh, lord.
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)