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We Do Not Sew

My kid is in first grade. Last month, she came home with a research project: Pick an ocean animal, find some facts about it, and then do a visual project.

Most kids picked things like sea turtles or bottlenose dolphins.

Not my kid.

My daughter chose the goblin shark, the most terrifying creature in the entire freaking ocean.

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Cute, huh?

And the visual project?

I suggested a diorama. My husband – the chemistry teacher – suggested a baking soda and vinegar volcano. (I think he was joking.)

Nope. She wanted to make a stuffed goblin shark.

This was a bit of a challenge for me because, like House Greyjoy in Game of Thrones, I Do Not Sew. I don’t have a sewing machine, and I can barely tell one end of a needle from another.

But not knowing how to do something has never stopped me before, so I gave it my best shot! The kid traced a goblin shark on some felt, and I stitched it together.

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I think it turned out okay.

Photo on 5-29-17 at 4.49 PM

Cute, even..?

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