I'm attempting to channel my inner kids craftster. I know she is in there because every once in a while I pleasantly surprise myself by having some creative thought that meshes cohesively with the plans of my children. This thought was not my own however but kindly borrowed from Amy over at Angry Chicken.
Although it's pretty straight forward - chocolate, shredded wheat, stir - even the simplest craft can turn into a complicated ordeal. I resigned myself that my little nest builders were not really nesters after all, but rather blob, volcano, or big mound of chocolate builders. Fair enough - they had a great time eating them.
Although I love my children immensely, there are times when I wonder what in the hell was I thinking. Even with chocolate smeared all over the house, it surprisingly enough was not one of those times. The greatest thing my children have taught me was just to let things go sometimes. Let go of my preconceived notions of what things should look like or be like, let go of trying to perfect something that is fine the way it is, let go of those little nagging thoughts that in order to enjoy something it has to fit in my bubble. I'm eternally grateful for those moments, to really appreciate just being the person I am and the mother I am and to not worry about how it should be but just love it how it is.
For all you who can correctly channel their inner martha - this is a fun project. For those of you like me, it's still fun.