All of a sudden I'm loving crafts.
What? I don't do crafts with my kids! I send them to MDO just to alleviate the mother guilt for not doing crafts with them. It's not that I don't think crafts are neat, I do. The problem is they just aren't... well, neat. Boys are messy enough, but give a boy a bottle of glue, glitter or paint and it's going to look like Crayola just exploded in your house. All over your table, chair legs, the boys hair, pants and shirts, the hallway leading to the bathroom and the sink faucet. I can see it all so plainly.
It's always the same.
And this is only when it's done correctly.
I do crafts with them occasionally, but only when I'm bored and wish there was some job to supervise and something to clean --that should give you a clue as to how often.
Well, within the last week we've done three.
We made a pumpkin pie, painted trees with fall leaves and built a scarecrow.
It was super fun.
What's gotten in to me?
Since we had the paints out, why not get the gingerbread men painted and done with too?
I forgot what we named this guy.
Oh right! It was "SoonI'mgunna B. Butternutsquashcasserole."
--speaking of which, I've got an unbelievably good recipe for butternut squash. Who knew? Who knew something this good could be made from a gourd? If anyone is interested in the recipe let me know.