Okay, peeps!!! I’m going to see Edward and Jacob today! Finally! If I could just get Bella out of the picture . . . anyways, I’m not really on one team or another. I go back and forth depending on who is in the scene. I’m easily swayed. If they’re both in the scene, I don’t really force myself to pick one and I just eat my popcorn. And milk duds. And drink my icee.
Yesterday I got stuff done. It was good.
I tackled one project that took me about three hours (with breaks for a Lifetime movie called The Perfect Teacher – holy cow, this crazy teenager is hot for her math teacher and she basically sets out to ruin his life. My little teacher troubles are nothing in comparison! I just couldn’t concentrate on my project).
I make the gifts for my kids to give to their parents for Christmas. That’s right. Me. I know, I know, this is so wrong. Surely, the kids should do all of the work. Right? Then it’s all “kid-zy”. I get it.
But a few years ago, I got tired of the Oriental Trading catalog foam stuff that glue does not work on and the kids get frustrated and I have to say, “Hold it and count to 1000 and it will stick!” thirty times (well twenty times because back then, I only had twenty kids. Can you imagine?) and I had to tell them “No, you cannot wash your hands yet because we have more gluing to do so why would you wash your hands now?! Go back to your seat!” I’m getting tense just thinking about it.
I tried a variety of projects. None that I remember.
And then a kinder teacher showed us her nifty little idea and that’s what I do now. I consider it more of a present from ME to the parents as a little bribe thank you for their support. I get big thanks from the parents every year. It’s a KEEPSAKE, people. It will not end up in the circular file (I hope, anyway). I do have my kids make a cute reindeer card and the gift bag for the gift. And they help me wrap. Plus they make a bunch of crafts at our Winter Party that they take home as gifts, too. Have I convinced you yet? I sure hope so because the energy this is taking to come up with valid reasons for doing my kids’ gifts is quite exhausting. You could have already started yours. Stop looking at me like that.
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