When school got out, I asked grandson Will, age barely 9, what he wanted to do this summer. His answer: "I want to tie-dye a 4th of July shirt." It just so happens I know how to do that. (Surprise!) So yesterday, we had a mini tie-dye party. Will just couldn't have made a more perfect spiral on his shirt,. He had so much fun he wanted to keep going, so he made another for his Dad, and one for me, and we dumped some dye on a leftover shirt. Will's mom had to take over the process for the little ones, but they had definite ideas on what they wanted. Jonas came up with his own design (as usual), and Sasha wanted "red". Their other grandparents throw a big 4th of July weekend camp-out, complete with a tents-on-the-lawn-sleepover, fireworks at dusk, a morning parade (beautiful downtown Kaysville), and a pancake breakfast. The plan is to dress the family in their tie-dye for the parade. I think they'll be a hit. Hey, they should be IN the parade.
Champ was quite relieved we didn't tie-dye his fur...it was a close one.