My kids get a big kick out out of some of my sayings and "making buttons" is just about one of my most overused. I say it when I am late and I know someone is waiting for me. "I gotta get home. Your father is probably making buttons." They always get a kick out of hearing me say that because the sheer thought of their father making buttons, in the literal sense is hysterical. I got this from my mom and I suspect it will carry over to my three daughters. As a matter of fact, I caught one of them recently saying just that. Mom would be proud.