It's been pretty quiet on the blog this week. Sorry about that. Not much fun stuff to share around here. My mind is overflowing with not fun/uncrafty things and it seems to be stealing any creative motivation I had left. Maybe this should be called whining Friday today! I figured if I wrote about all this junk maybe it could get out of my head and I could do something fun this weekend! Here goes...
This week we (Sydney) kicked the pacifier habit. It's gone better than I expected but she sure doesn't sleep as much as she used to. Our mornings now start at 7 and nap time is barely over an hour, if she sleeps at all. I know that doesn't sound that bad, but she used to sleep until at least 8 and take a 3 hour nap everyday. My late night crafting is going to have to stop so I can actually get some sleep!
One of Sydney's gymnastics coaches approached us at class on Wednesday about trying out for their competitive team. They usually start at 3 but she thought Sydney has what it takes to start now (she turns 3 in August.) This is not at all what I had in mind when we started gymnastics (we go to a parent/child class just to have fun, work on coordination, and spend time with other kids.) But she absolutely adores it and she has improved so much in the few months we've been in it... I'm totally torn on this one. I know it seems ridiculous to start a (less than) 3 year old on something like this, but if she is having fun and loving it, is it really so bad? Do I sound like a scary pageant mom?
I am so sick of living in clutter and mess. It seems to be overwhelming me a lot more than usual. My sister and I are planning a garage sale this summer, so I have been sorting through everything and trying to cut back. It probably doesn't help that it has been cold and rainy all week so we can't get outside much.
It's supposed to snow all weekend. Enough said.
Is that enough complaining for you?? Guess I'm having a little pity party today!
So, here is the one creative idea I came up with this week. It's not much, but it's all I've got. I have a theory about kids and coloring books. Once they have colored on about 25% of the pages there is absolutely no appeal to them anymore. I can't really say I blame them. Think if all your past projects were laid out in front of you every time you went to work on a new one. I also despise the look of a big pile of ratty old books. Where all these coloring books even come from is beyond me. I can't say I recall ever purchasing one. Regardless, they look junky and never get used. So I attacked them with my exacto knife, cutting out all the clean pages. Then I punched them with my 3-hole punch and put them into a binder. Nice and neat and the pages can be removed as soon as they are finished. My ratty pile of coloring books is much more condensed without wasting anything, and the cast-offs are headed to the recycling bin!
P.S. I had some rather boring pictures to accompany all of this but blogger is being a pain today and wouldn't let me load them. So, if any of you actually read through all of that without pictures you are wonderful! Leave me a comment and I'll draw a name on Monday for a little giveaway! And thanks. I think I feel better now!