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Monday, December 3, 2012

What do you consider yourself a “pro” at?

I laughed quite hard at this..I thought about the things I am NOT a pro at, but that was just negative. Then, mostly because I just finished working on it, I thought about the Advent calendar craft I found on pinterest.

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So how does it relate to the writing prompt? Well…my crafts NEVER turn out like the ones I try. That is fine with me…I’m a pro because I keep trying. I don’t give up. I find ways to switch up items in the craft, I tend to use items I already have or modify it to work for us. Yes, it does not turn out the way it was supposed. Yes it looks crazy or wilted, but my son loves it. My son thinks its better than the one I found and want to do on our own. 

I’m a pro, because I don’t give up or feel horrible guilt because it was not a perfect replica. It’s perfect, because I am proud of what I did and my son loves it. I’m a pro, because I have FUN and enjoy the memories I am creating with my son. I am a pro at showing my son that as long as we have fun, it doesn’t matter how the project turns out. I’m a pro, because I show my son to just go for it and be proud of what you created.

christmas tree advent

It doesn’t look like the one on pinterest, but I just love it…and son thinks it’s the best thing he has ever seen.

I tried to modify it by taping some coins and dollar bills to some rings…which made it too heavy…which in hindsight was not the smartest since it weights it down. I also wrote some fun activities on the rings (pillow games, hide and seek, special snack-which will be almond ice cream with bananas, special games)

Then I decided to leave the rings empty and add put various small toys in a grab bag for Dinosaur to pick from. I got small plastic dinosaurs, three Christmas bells, 2-one dollar bills, and various coins.

christmas tree advent1

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Next year, I think I am going to try it again and let him pick wrapped ornaments from the bag. I think he’ll enjoy unwrapping a new ornament (even though it’s the ones we already have) every day.

What are you a pro at?

About karen

Karen is married to a big kid and mom to a head strong, only child. She is happy with her family of three, along with their spoiled fur baby. Karen works full time as a teacher and still finds time to blog, read, crochet, and cook. Follow along as she enjoys this life.

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Just Have Fun — 32 Comments

  1. Sounds like you had fun figuring this out. If people only did things that they were perfect at we’d all be sitting in the dark. And no Twitter. Ach!

    Hmmmm….I’m a pro at administrative stuff. Not fun but if you really need me to organize an event, I’m your gal. Note: it will be on-time if I’m paid…not so much if I’m not :).

  2. I often hesitate on this kind of question too. I often say “Oh no, I wish I was that” or “I consider myself more ‘aspiring’ than professional” etc. I think I’m afraid that if I admit I am a pro I will be held accountable and all of my mistakes will be highlighted with neon signs flashing around them. I’m a pro at coming up with ideas for things, though. lol

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  4. I really don’t attempt many craft projects because I get too frustrated when my product doesn’t match my vision. How wonderful that you keep trying and adapting! I think you are right – it’s the fun you have making it that is the most important. 🙂

  5. Nice idea about wrapping the ornaments. They can be added to the tree until it is finished. Pinterest is hard to live up to but so much fun to look at. Enjoy your SITS Day.

  6. Good attitude:) Fun is what matters anyway, kids won’t remember if your projects were perfect, only that you spent time together. Pinterest can definitely be anxiety inducing, at least for me! Happy Sits:)

  7. I’ve always wanted to try my hands at arts and crafts myself. At least you tried to make the paper tree like the one off pinterest. I have a sewing machine in my room that’s been collecting dust for nearly three years. Maybe I should make use of it by buying a sewing kit and mending those sweatpants in my closet that have a big hole in them.

Would love to read your thoughts