It’s been one of those long days where I bring my cheeses and bread over to the computer, and sit there wondering what I’m doing. I was supposed to take it over to the stove for my grilled cheese.
It’s only 9:40 something-pm and feels like it’s after midnight. The day started out at the ER for Samuel…his asthma wasn’t bad enough for them to admit him like they did three weeks ago(per my request since they gave me the option)and I didn’t want to wait for him to get to that point either. He had been having trouble since Monday night, but I was managing everything fine from home, and then last night he kept waking up. I gave him a breathing treatment and he seemed to get better until he woke up for the day. We were at the ER from 11a-4p. Three young children in a tiny room for hours and hours, and a crabby nurse….not my idea of a good time.
This moment right here is the most still and quiet they were before Samuel fell asleep towards the end of our stay.
My dad watched the kids for me while I dropped the prescriptions off and ran to the yarn store. A.C. Moore has these awesome 55% off one item coupons at least once a week. And I have no trouble driving 20-30mins out-of-the-way to use that coupon and rack up rewards!
Then it was back to pick up the prescriptions…I dropped them off at 6:30 and at 8:30 they still weren’t ready. Guess it’s a busy time of year all the way around.
The cashier was nice enough to offer for me to pay for my small pile of groceries at the counter since I had been waiting so long. That was very sweet of her and I told her so.
I’m walking out to the car and can’t find it…after several minutes I remembered I parked at the other end of the store. For some reason my mind was still on what I had done hours before. I came home to library books spread across the living room and my three loves happy to see me, and I wasn’t even gone 3hrs.
I’ve got the kids in their pj’s, the girls are playing with their petshops, and Samuel is having a breathing treatment while he watches the very first episode of Ninjago on Netflix. That boy and his love for Legos.
I did make it to the stove to fix my american and pepper-jack grilled cheese sandwich.
Didn’t think I would get a post up tonight….we won’t talk about the other days I missed this month. I’m a bad NaBloPoMoer.
Time to get them into bed, catch up on at least one of my tv shows, and possibly do a little knitting.
I have loved to create for as far back as I can remember. As a little girl I enjoyed drawing and painting. In our home, creating is about making something from nothing, or making something from several other somethings. Nurturing creativity in our home looks like a basket of scrap fabrics and yarn on the floor, a crate full of construction paper, plain white paper, crayons, glue, scissors, and paint. Everything is made easily accessible for the kids, and I get a kick out of watching them grab fabric and cut it into pieces to make something. I think the best craft projects for kids are the ones where they can grab the materials they need and use their imaginations to bring those materials to life.
Legos have been a big hit around here for years. Samuel plays with them almost every day. I still like playing with legos! You can create anything your imagination thinks up.
I wish I had pictures of the cars, boats, and trucks he makes with them, but he’s always in motion. The detail he puts into his creations is amazing. Maybe he’ll be an engineer or when he grows up.
I like to look at the perfect creations on Pinterest…they’re really cute! I’ve had enough of trying to be perfect in my life. We don’t roll like that over here anyway. What fun is creating if you’re constantly worried about everything being perfect all the time? I think the beauty in creating something is in the imperfections…and usually the person who created the item is the only one to notice them.
Being creative makes me very happy. I thought I would never learn how to knit and ended up teaching myself via knittinghelp.com and YouTube videos.
Since the weather has cooled off I always have something on my needles. I recently had two people order cowls from me and I’ll start working on the 3rd order soon… that feels really good!
I made my first pair of crochet earrings the other day.
If I want to nurture creativity in my children, then they need to see me being creative, and I need to create with them.
Both girls get upset when they try to knit or crochet and can’t get it quite right immediately. I have no idea where they get that from, hehe.
I keep reminding them that it takes practice and to keep trying until they get it, and I tell them to stop and take a break if they need to.
Ava was so proud of making her first crochet chain scarf that she went on to make two more with no help from me at all days later.
For us, nurturing creativity in the home is about the process as well as the completed project. I don’t know what’s more fun….the process or the finished project.
Don’t think you’re creative? I didn’t either, but I bet you are. I believe everyone has it in them to be creative. It doesn’t have to look the way it does in my family, and you may have to try several different things before you find something that feels like a good fit for you. I think that’s another part of the process and it can be fun. Don’t worry about buying expensive supplies if you can’t afford them. The dollar store, Craigslist, and people you know are valuable resources for getting creative. Sign up for your local craft stores mailing list. Take a class, ask a friend to help you learn, or watch videos and learn in the comfort of your home. If there’s something you’ve been wanting to do, I say go for it. Life is too short to live with regrets.