Insta Friday Update

Happy late Friday evening to you. I have been trying to disconnect from my phone more the past few days. I get sucked in easily, and I want to spend more time in the now with my children. That means that a lot of the things that I wanted to do today, are only just getting done now. After 11 PM. That’s life.

 

Let’s take a look at what we did.

The Gemini Mama make your own happiness

 

“Make your own happiness”

 

I have had those words floating around in my head for a few weeks now. I am a visual person and I wanted to see them. So I painted them on some scrap wood from building the kiddos play kitchen.

 

Before you get to critical, when K1 was less than a year old I threw all my paint brushes, paints, and an art easel away. I thought I would never have time for these things again. While I don’t have tons of free time, I understand today how unrealistically I was thinking then. I didn’t know.

 

That means this was painted with multi purpose non toxic paint that I have purchased for the kids to craft. Also the paintbrush I used was K1’s water color paint brush. So all and all I think it’s okay. Maybe I will do a new one at another time, but for today this is good.

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We started our leprechaun traps on rainy days here. I’ll post more about them later.

The Gemini Mama play kitchen

 

I decided to sit down at the kids table and play kitchen with them.

 

Peace reigned throughout the house.

 

No I am not joking. It was great, they loved it. They did not fight with each other. I had to take turns putting one of them on my lap. I really need to build another chair already.

 

PS even pretend ice cream is tasty. Check the photo again.

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This remote control car was a birthday present for K2. On his birthday we was afraid of it, and ran, cried, anything to get away from it. So I put it up on the counter for a few weeks.

 

K2 pulled it off the counter himself the other day. The kids played with it for the next few days. On the third day I noticed a tiny chunk of plastic broken off. This made the antenna slide around a bit, but it still worked. The next afternoon the tiny hole was a crater, but it still worked. Then ….. well, see above photo.

 

Clearly he is no longer afraid. I actually think the car still works, but now it seems like a bad idea to give it back. Suggestions?

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And while we are on the subject of demolishing things, K2 tore up Down by the Station again. This time I don’t think that Scotch tape and I can save it. It is now living in the bag with the rest of the recycling. Long sigh, because the kids loved this book.

 

What did your kids destroy this week? 

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3 Responses to 'Insta Friday Update'

  1. I love your “make your own happiness” sign. You should start painting again and teaching your children the skill. Most kids are so caught up in video games that they often don’t get exposed to the crafts and hobbies like painting, crocheting, ect.

    • Gwen says:

      I have seriously been considering painting more often, and getting myself some supplies. My daughter really enjoys painting, and funny you mention crocheting because I knit. Recently she is showing an interest. While I think she is too young it might be a good time to try and teach her to finger knit or loom.

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