Tuesday, June 28, 2011
If there's one thing I've discovered from my days at home with small children, it's that things rarely turn out as planned. From cupcakes to craft activities, I've resigned myself to the incontrovertible truth that my vision of loveliness will be compromised. It's good for me: I'm learning to let go and accept that process is all, and the finished product is not nearly so important as the fun that is had making it. Take the tree mural...I had such ambitions for it...but now it is adorned with some very strange purple flowers and a couple of orange leaves. Little Miss invented a new technique of "water painting" (seems to involve flooding the kitchen floor and covering as much of the furniture as possible in watery purple paint) to colour the paper; then she drew "butterfly flowers", before practicing her cutting skills to create said tree decorations. Yep, nothing ever goes as planned and the journey is everything - pretty good life lessons for mum too.