Wednesday, September 5, 2012
And now... ve do the dance of joy!
I confess, the last week has been a bit trying.
"Mom, can you tell him to stop LOOKING at me?!"
"She was lookin' at ME FIRST!"
Etc. Ad nauseum.
By last night at 6pm I was seriously gritting my teeth.
I decided to get a little bit lost in my art journal and let the whining and complaining swirl around me but not actually get into my ear-holes. Also I plunked them in front of the tv with cheese and crackers; that works sometimes too. I call it "parenting by neglect."
On pinterest recently I spotted an art journal technique using canvas and Golden acrylics, and it looked really fun, so I started with the sun and then went from there. It's not the fanciest page I've ever done but I still like it.
And guess what??
I MADE IT!! They are on the bus on their way to school even as we speak.
Let fall begin! I'm ready - so very, very ready.