Bad Craft Karma, And I Have The Bloody Finger To Prove It
As I saw the glass fly from my hands - crashing on the floor of my minivan - I knew that once again my bad craft karma was haunting me. I can develop complex computer programs, speak at conferences, even clean myself up for important events - but doing craft projects at my kid's elementary school makes me loose sleep at night. The unknown of managing over 20 kids through a craft project is overwhelming.
This particular project was district wide and very well-organized. All I had to do was have the kids draw a picture and put it into some frames for the parents to keep. All the supplies were purchased and delivered. Instructions were clearly explained in a document that I had printed out to bring with me. I took a deep breath the morning before the project and told myself that this one would be different, it would go smoothly. But as it turned out, that was not so....
I delivered all the supplies off at class that morning but took apart one frame to determine what size the pictures should be inside the matting. To make sure the glass that went with the frame stayed safe, I decided to bring it to my minivan outside with some other supplies that were not needed that morning. As I opened the minivan door the glass frame slid onto the floor and shattered. I started to move some of the broken glass pieces over and then realized I had cut my finger. The day before my boys had cleaned out all the band-aids in the car so I grabbed an antibacterial wipe to stop the bleeding (that happens to STING when you apply it to a wound).Continued on the next page