January 15, 2005
The Power of the MCS
After each knitting project you complete -- oh, heck how about any project you complete -- its important to take a moment for an MCS. What's an MCS you ask? Well inquiring reader, an MCS is a Mild Conceit Session. nona-Mom taught me about the MCS when I was a kid. Let me set the stage, nona's in 4th grade and has just completed a report on the Ivory Coast. You know the kind of report nona's talking about. You copy dry, factual information out of the encyclopedia -- such as annual rain fall -- add a map or two, draw a fancy title page, and pop the whole thing in a clear plastic folder. Something about that folder makes everything look nice, doesn't it? I always liked to show off my finished project to nona-Mom:
nona to nona-Mom: Look, my Ivory Coast report is finished!
nona-Mom: Wonderful nona, why don't you take your MCS.
nona: Ah, isn't my report wonderful. Look at the beautiful title page. Boy, I wrote a lot of information. I think my rain fall map is ...
nona-Mom - interrupting nona: Okay, that's enough! Remember, its a Mild Conceit Session.
After you finish your next knitting project, give the MCS a try. Be proud of your accomplishment, but please keep it mild.
Speaking of MCS, I think my second Wavy scarf is coming along beautifully...
Ha ha, that's hilarious! My friends and I have PCG. Project Completion Gratification. It goes with a little dance that my family rolls their eyes to :-).
Posted by: LeAnne | Mar 9, 2005 8:35:13 AM
I've always hated those school reports. They seems so pointless.
Posted by: callie | Mar 27, 2006 5:43:24 PM
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