In preparation for pre-school, my sister suggested that perhaps Lily needed to learn how to use scissors. I haven’t seen the need for Lily to use scissors, but it is an important skill, so we bought her a blunt end pair of scissors. We taught her all the safety rules, how to hold them correctly, and to cut away from her body and clothes. Oh, yes, and cut only paper, and not Mommy’s very important papers. She was very awkward at first, but she was soon a pro at cutting. Her project shown here: baking a birthday cake. She is obsessed with birthday cake, but what woman isn’t?