Friday, September 28, 2012

[This Week] All About Me and Craft Fail

Are you familiar with "All About Me" boards?  It's pretty much a preschool/kindergarten rite of passage-- Usually a poster board filled with photos and drawings about the child that can then be shared with the class.  The child and parent are supposed to work on it together... Except in my experience, the kids are not interested and the parents ends up with "homework".  :) 

I'm on my 9th one... Ah well, I do it for their self esteem!  Happy Vee has no interest in drawing or answering questions about himself so this soon became a last minute "mom" project.  One of the questions was "What do you want to be when you grow up?" I fully expected something like a Transformer or Super Hero.  Instead he surprised me when he came up with an actual profession-- Doctor.  

I swear that I don't underestimate my children, but this is coming from my child who has been running around yelling "armpit farts" (oh the things they learn in school), so hey, I was surprised!  When I asked him why he wanted to be a doctor, he said "So I can doctor my brother when he gets hurt".  Awww.... brotherly love is the best!!! But since he can't/won't draw, I was stumped on how to portray this visually...

Photoshop to the rescue!

If he does become a doctor, he will have excellent bedside manner. This guy is a people person! He may karate chop you back together though :)

I didn't have a ton of free time this week, but on whim decided to throw together a Fall project.  At least it was supposed to be... Instead I ended up with something that words cannot describe...

See? No words right?  

The idea was good in theory, but I think the nubby, loopy, wooly, multi-colored yarn would look much better as a scarf around someone's neck.  This just looks... strange.

I may try to tweak it a little and see if I can get anything relatively presentable out of it.

Where did this week go?  For me, it felt like it just flew by.  I spent most of my free time at the boys' school helping out on various committees.  Feels good to be involved... But since The Mister was out of town and the weekend is filled with sports and kids birthday parties, I'm definitely craving a little "me" time.  Hope to get some projects done next week. :)

Have a nice weekend!

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