Both my older girls are in the Girl Scouts – one is a Daisy and one is a Brownie. I wanted them to be a part of the Girl Scouts because of the focus on community service. Unfortunately, I’ve noticed that “serving your community” does not mean ironing the badges on your own Girl Scout vest.
This is Summer’s first year as a Daisy and I somehow managed to actually get to the Army Navy store to buy her blue vest. The great part about going to an Army Navy store is that while you are picking up your Girl Scout necessities, you can also buy a gun mug.
I love drinking my morning brew with a pistol grip.
I bought all the required patches and then I hit a standstill on the vest. While Dylan had a lot of badges from her previous year as a Brownie, Summer had a whole lot of nothing…
She would go to Girl Scout meetings like this. It seemed a little sad.
I explained that it was a very clean, contemporary look. Wasn’t she excited to not have her vest all messed up with a bunch of patches like her troop number and other crap?!
She was completely unswayed by my “modern aesthetic” argument.
Finally, on Friday night, Rick and I watched “Pitch Perfect” for the first time while I ironed and ironed.
In fact, I accidentally ironed one of Dylan’s Brownie badges onto Summer’s Daisy vest. It’s not really my fault because the movie is pretty entertaining.
So back to the Army Navy store to get a new Brownie patch for Dylan. Plus a great opportunity to pick up a pair of camouflage short shorts for myself.
I finally finished Summer’s vest and as you can see, she is 100% satisfied.
Or maybe her expression is more, “Thanks for finally doing that mom but I really don’t feel like taking a photo right now because you’ll probably just put it on your blog. I mean, I don’t run around trying to take pictures of you in your camouflage short shorts, do I?!”
By the way, I just found out about Badge Magic that allows you to just stick on these patches. Please someone tell me if this stuff works.
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