HA HA, that sounds like one of our typical homeschooling park days. We mama's (during the cooler months anyway) will knit or crochet, yak, eat, and crochet.
I remember when I was little, my mom made all these daisies out of yarn. Her goal was to make a bunch, then hook them together for an afghan. She never finished it, but I was thinking about how pretty it would be - and how fun to work on a bunch of teeny projects. Though, they weren't really "teeny." Probably about 6-8 inches in diameter.
What color is your prayer shawl going to be? I have this lovely purple, super soft yarn I want to use. I also have so gorgeous winter white and red that I want to mix to make a scarf for myself for the holidays.
Ooooh, maybe we should visit the crochet forum LOL!