Earlier this week, during yet another snow day, I remembered, at the last minute, that it was Mardis Gras! I had already forgotten to buy the ingredients for jambalaya, our usual way to celebrate...so we decided to make masks instead...
Violet and I sat down next to each other and colored and chatted and added sparkles and feathers (Henry was off playing with some friends...) and the smile on her face reminded me of how much she loves this...making together.
We all have a lot on our "to do" lists, right? Some of it for others, some of it for the good of the household (groceries, laundry, cleaning, yada yada), and some of it we pile on ourselves...
But sometimes, I forget about how our house was even just last year. I forget how we filled our days, often times with crafting. I fall back a lot on the friendship of siblings in the afternoons after school. Often times, when we get home from picking Violet up from Kindergarten, Violet and Henry fall into their afternoon playtime together. Which, don't get me wrong, is so so important and great for them.
But, sometimes I can tell that they'd like just a bit more structure.
And there was some good old family crafting happening!
She just had to make a little shamrock for good luck too! And, after this one I had to stop her because I really had to start dinner, she did reluctantly, hahaha!
I guess I ought to plan more of these after school crafting sessions, huh?