And Thank You For Nutella, Too?

November 10, 2010 by Michelle

Mister Man joined the Boy Scouts this year. He is a Tiger Scout and so far loving every minute of it. We’ll see if that holds true after this weekend, when he has his first two day camping trip in caves somewhere in Wisconsin. It’s such a shame I’ll be missing that, but it really is a Daddy duty kind of thing, don’t you think?

Last night, he had a den meeting. At each den meeting (the forty-five minute den meeting, which is why he got home an hour and fifteen minutes after is “ended”), they do an activity that relates to their theme. This month was thankfulness (perfect for Thanksgiving, right?) where they toured a local fire station to learn how much work and effort goes into being a fireman and how appreciative they are (should be?) to those who serve and protect us. Side note: did you know that the fire fighters at this station are required to work out for ninety minutes for every shift they work? I’m so impressed.

The craft they came home with is a chain that shows the things they are thankful for. I’m pretty sure someone started them off with a few ideas, but then it’s very obvious that the children were given free rein. Mister Man couldn’t wait to show me his when he walked in the door last night.

He is thankful for:

The Earth



Me (meaning him – not meaning me, Mommy)


Star Wars

Ancient Creatures

The Universe

Really, it’s too cute. Does it make me a bad mom that I can’t stop giggling at some of the items he put on his chain?

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  • Pat

    No, you're a loving mom who is delighted with her son. So cute!

  • Joanna Jenkins

    I am loving that list 🙂 Your Scout sounds like a big thinker– and that picture is bursting with pride.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Unknown Mami

    The chain is cute, but he is cuter.

  • Tara R.

    Great thankful chain (loved 'ancient creatures), but that smile says it all. Mister Man is just way too cute.

  • Anonymous

    Your son will love the cave place – it is likely the place I went with boy scouts years ago and it was a lot of fun- your old friend James

  • Michelle

    Pat – Phew! There's enough that I do to make me a bad mom. I'd hate to add this to the list 😉

    Joanna – Ummm yes. A big thinker would describe him quite well!

    Unknown Mami – Awww, you're too sweet. I do happen to agree with you though – even with the untucked shirt….

    Tara – Ummm yeah, the ancient creatures was pretty special, but oh so him.

    James – I hope he does. Did I mention cave camping somewhere? I am losing it. I'll have to shoot you an email.

  • Mrs4444

    He looks absolutely adorable in his uniform!! What a sweetie.

  • Michelle

    Mrs4444 – Awwww thanks! I bet you remember when Kyle looked like that in his uniform. I can only hope he stays so proud!

  • Karen

    I love the thankful chain idea! And it's not weird – he's a boy. It's industry standard at his age.

  • Michelle

    Karen – Credit goes to the Boy Scouts. And I'm so glad to have friends with older boys who can tell me this isn't just my weird child 🙂

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