She had her pink fur purse with a dollar in quarters and one bill. We had a math lesson about money. She was so frugal with her $2. She asked how much different beads cost. She asked how I know how much things are? I showed her the price tags on the shelves. Next she decided she could spend a dollar on thread and a dollar on beads. Good thing grammies have a little deeper purses.
She got distracted by the toys the store placed right by the children's beads which was fun, but we stayed the course. We left the craft store and drove to a store specializing in beads. It was small but had a huge assortment of beads. Once again she asked about prices and picked up quickly on you can have more if you find ones that don't cost as much.
We made our selections and left for ice cream. Driving away she mentioned there were no more customers in the store. She asked if more people would come and what happens if they don't, does the store just close? What does the lady do if there are no customers? Too speculative for an answer.
We had our ice cream, played football and Frisbee at the park to finish off our trip. When we returned she threaded the beads through with the order you see above through the tiny holes and tied a knot. On it went, but she decided it was too long. She asked if it could be shorter. She suggested I could go ahead and do it later. She said, "it was too hard to get it in the tiny holes. Grammie, you just do it so good, I will let you finish it some other time." Who would guess so many life skills lie in a trip to the bead shop.