Thursday, August 30, 2012

Made in Uganda


When I went to take the trash out on the night before school started, I found a sweet little package sitting in one of the planters by my front door.  It was from a fellow second grade mom, wishing me a great first day and it held this bracelet inside:


So cute, huh?  Just the thought of this busy mom dropping treasures at her friends' doors the night before school starts...and I genuinely like the bracelet, too.  Attached to the bracelet was this little card:


Nothing like the thought of some Ugandan women making beads out of paper to "help them overcome poverty and recover from twenty years of civil war" to give a bitchy, hormonal, suburban mom some perspective.