Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tidbit Thursday

Busy, busy, busy! That’s what I am. Oh, and I am Mandy aka chastml. This time of year just seems to get more and more hectic. Especially this year, my oldest started Kindergarten and there is so much paperwork, activities and homework. He came home with his second “family” assignment for us to complete for a bigger class activity. At least his teacher gave us a week to complete it.

The first project wasn’t so bad – a scrapbook page – I couldn’t have gotten any luckier. This time, we have to decorate a scarecrow, name him and write a story about him. The whole family has to be involved. My 3 year old is so looking forward to it. We have to wait until this weekend to do it, because I don’t know if I have the right kind of supplies to do the job at the right skill level.

You don’t think his teacher would mind if I do it hybrid by printing digital papers and having the kids cut clothes out of them, do you? I don’t have the suggested bird seed, straw, beans, string, thread, buttons, macaroni, etc. I’m starting to feel that I’m not very domestic. I do have some pasta; do you think vegetable rotini might work? The only buttons I have are brightly colored scrapbook buttons. The scarecrow might be more effective in bright colors though. Hmmm…some ideas. I just don’t think the pink is quite the color my son would want on his scarecrow though.

I’m also hosting my first ever House Party this month. My guests will be making 3x3 photo albums. I see an opening to lure some of my papercrafting friends over to the darkside. Mwahaha. Errr…I mean, I think this might be the perfect opportunity to show my friends how easy it is to create meaningful gifts and preserve memories by using their computers. Yeah, that’s it.

My son’s school is having a Fall Festival the week of Halloween. I need to get costumes for all three of the kids, because that’s what you do at Fall Festivals – dress up and take home the candy your mom, and the mom’s (and dad's) of all the other kids at the school, donated. He’s really got his heart set on bringing home those M&M’s too. My husband thinks our youngest daughter should be this for Halloween:

Don’t you think that’s mean? The 3 year old originally wanted to be a fairy, you know the one, but now wants to either be a dragon or a banana. I can’t explain it, so don’t ask. The Kindergartner has expressed almost no interest in dressing up. I can’t explain that either. Usually, he loves it.

And that’s just October. There are family get-togethers throughout the month of November. My youngest’s first birthday is in December, a mere two weeks before Christmas. The Christmas I haven’t even begun to shop for or create gifts for or even think about for that matter. Then, I have my wedding anniversary on New Year's Day. So, that’s what’s keeping me busy these next few months. I have a feeling there are going to be lots more things popping up, like this scarecrow assignment. Here’s to all of us making it through the last quarter of the year with a positive attitude and our sanity! (Anyone have any tips on how to accomplish that? I could sure use some!)


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