Finished the cute little row of crowns.
Added a bird
And renewed my love of bargello stitch!
You know, I never wanted to be one of those moms who said "no" all the time. But I always felt like I was. I'd be out with friends and maybe we'd be shopping and their kids would want this, that or the other thing. Clothes, souvenirs, toys. You know the stuff kids want. And I was all, "No. No. Maybe later. That's too expensive. Not now. No." I spent years feeling like the bad mom. And now that they are moving out, taking what they want and leaving me to deal with the rest, it's quite clear to me that my children have had way more than they ever needed. How else can I explain the mountains of stuff I pull from their rooms and donate to St. Vincent DePaul every year? Stuff that was oh-so important back then, but is only so much clutter now?
Honestly, where does a parent draw the line? And I'm not blaming the kids. There are many things in there that I bought for them and have contributed to the clutter. I guess it's just to say that if you read my blog and you're a parent to young or young-ish children, you don't have to feel guilty when you say "No" sometimes. Don't worry. When they go to college, you'll still have lots and lots of boxes to take to charity.