Monday, October 28, 2013
a DIY paper towel tie
When Ethan came back, he slipped into his seat all nonchalant, and handed Ashley the TP. I glanced over to see Ethan sitting there, totally content and proud in his new tie. Made of paper towels. He'd even tucked it into his vest like a real tie. Nobody would ever notice he was wearing paper towels around his neck.
I started to laugh, and poked Chris, so he could see the tie, too. It was hard to control our giggles during sacrament meeting, and we asked Ethan to take off the paper towel tie that he'd worked so hard to create (because we're nice parents like that). He started to cry because I guess he didn't like that we were laughing at him (we really are nice parents like that). I put it in my bag and chuckled to myself every time I thought of it during church.
When we got home, I had him put it on so I could take a picture. As you can see from the photo above, he wasn't happy about the fact that Chris and I were still laughing (because we're nice parents like that). It was sweet that he was conscientious enough to want to wear a tie, even if it was made of paper towels.
This is an easy DIY project anyone can do if you find yourself in a bind and really need a tie in a hurry. It would be especially nice at a formal white tie occasion.