Sunday, November 13, 2011
I'm terrible at crafts
Anyway, I've been trying not to dwell on this because I really feel like maybe I'm not qualified to be a "Mom blogger" if I can't do crafts. There are so many amazing sites out there with all these super creative activities and I'm very challenged in this department. Let me this illustrate for you. Last Christmas one of my friends invited us over to do Gingerbread houses. I was so excited until I discovered that she baked the pieces herself and we had to assemble them. She provided a bowl with frosting and the Moms put the houses together while the kids waited.
Munchkin Girl started decorating and as she was pushing the first piece of candy on the roof, the roof fell down. She screamed and I scurried over to get the roof back in place, which was tough since I was now out of frosting. To her credit, she had fun anyway and I let her do all the work. Just like her Mommy, her self-confidence and/or delusion carried her through and she didn't notice that ours was lopsided, falling down, and missing pieces.
Despite the fact that I'm art-challened, I've recently been convinced of the importance of creativity. Through blogging I've made a good friend, named Susan Case, who used to teach kindergarten and also writes a great blog. She's been very supportive and I've asked her to write a blog for me on the importance of crafts. She's also going to come up with an idea for us to try for Thanksgiving. I'm excited to give this all another try.
PS...If any of you fabulous Mommy bloggers have a good post about an easy craft, send it to me! I clearly need help!! :-) Otherwise, stay tuned for Susan's post on crafts...I'm going to get to Hobby Lobby this week for my glue gun!!