Sewing Buttons with Boys

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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.

stacey

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Comments

  1. Kathie says:

    So . . . will thimbles be issued with their mess kits? With six very military minded grandboys you can be sure they will hear about this essential skill needed to keep their pants up in battle! ( :

  2. I love (and will use) this idea!

  3. Great point! My sons have been interested in learning to sew, specifically when one of their stuffed animals has a hole. Unfortunately, I don’t sew. I’m hoping some day, when I’m sure they won’t start a mini sword fight with the needles, I can just pull the sewing kit out and let them figure it all out.

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