After such a drilling 4 days at school with so much work to do and events to organize, I needed something to get my mind off of work and letting go of the load that has been piling on my shoulders. I decided to decorate plastic jars with my kids and just have a blast doing it.
The kids had so much fun cutting, pasting, gluing and choosing their decorations. My two year old impressed me when she used her plastic scissors to cut golden sticky strips to place on her jars. My son impressed me by how much thought he put into decorating the jars. He told me of every step he was going to take and why he decided to do whatever he wanted to do.
I was grateful for such an opportunity just to release... to let go of the stress and have a little bit of fun. I did not need to struggle with the kids... did not need to direct them too much on how to do something ....did not need to intervene... I just simply had fun with them....
I always have fun making things and baking cookies or cakes with them... but sometimes due to work, I tend to forget that such a moment is a treat for them as well as for me.
Note to self: I really need to do this more often.... not just for the kids... but for myself!