Monday, July 03, 2006

Scrappers Block

Creativity is essentially a lonely art. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea. Lou Dorfsman

Today I am suffering from scrappers' block - the well has run dry! In the past week, I have finished 5 los and 3 cjs and I am dead. Today is a day that I WANT to scrap and I have nothing inside me. No ideas, no passion, nothing. I have 3 boxes of pictures and NOTHING is inspiring me. So, I guess that means I will clean - maybe that will get my juices flowing. We are dropping the kids off with my parents in Winnipeg in about 12 days so I NEED to get my house in order. There is nothing worse than leaving on a holiday and leaving your house in disarray. The problem is that it is sooooo HOT!!!! that I really have a hard time getting motivated to do anything. I LOVE this weather, but days like today I wish we had a pool! Thankfully we are heading to Winnipeg and we can spend all our time at the beach. I am soooo looking forward to that.

This weekend has turned out quite differently than I have expected. My dd Kiana is 8 going on 16 and the attitude that we have had to deal with this weekend is killing me. She is all about being "THE BOSS" and being in control of the home. So yesterday, Chris and I decided to oblige her. She announced that she was the boss and that she would be the one to make all the decisions in our home. So, Chris went across the street and picked up a newspaper. Then he sat down with her and told her that they had to find her a job, because as the head of the house she needed to earn money for all of us to live. Then I told her she better figure out what she was going to be making Malachi, Chris and I for dinner. And finally Chris told her that the dishwasher needed to be loaded and the laundry needed to be done. She looked at us like we had all lost our minds. Obviously she very quickly recanted her announcement and decided that maybe being an 8 year old kid was alot more fun than running the house. Dontcha just love the wisdom of children?! Given the options, they DO make right choices. Thankfully I was able to keep a straight face through it all and not completely lose it and laugh at her. And when she got out of bed this morning, she thanked me for letting her be a kid and she was glad that Dad and I decided to be the boss after all. KIDS!!!!!

Have a beautiful day off everyone!


Crystal said...

OH, I hate when this happens! Hope it's over soon and you can leave the cleaning and create instead. Have an awesome summer, relaxing, enjoying the beach, hanging out with your family!

Carmen said...

That is such an awesome lesson for her to learn sooo quickly!! I really commend you and Chris for playing along and letting her come to the realization on her own that it is hard hard work being the "boss"!! You rock!!

Sue said...

Such wise parents to let their child make their own choice! I love how you handled this!

As for scrappers' block - I feel like mine has been gone for a few months now! HOpe it returns and in a jiffy! Cleaning always works for me... because I usually find some products that I purchased and didn't have a home... and I want to use them!!

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