We are studying the civil war this marking period. My boys are engrossed with anything soldier and army. I brought them to the table to discuss the necessary skills a soldier needs. The boys were quick to mention marching, battle strategies, and necessary weapons.
I interrupted my boys and asked them, “Did mothers follow their boys to war? Did wives go with their husbands?”
“No” they replied. They were only aware of women nurses and spies.
Well, what happened when a soldier’s button fell off, or he got a hole in his pants? That soldier had to know how to sew a button and mend a hole.
I have now convinced my boys that to further their learning on becoming a good soldier, they must learn to sew on buttons. They were eager to try.