One of my desires is to be a fun mom! I have to be honest. I know without a shadow of a doubt my kids think their Dad is super fun. My husband is funny, silly, goofy, creative, and would turn the house upside down creating some amazing game that they can all play. They laugh hard, run hard, wrestle hard and play hard. My husband and I work in the nursery on Sunday mornings and he is outrageously goofy and the babies LOVE him. He can take a child who is out of control crying and turn their frown upside down. He just has a knack for entertaining children. (which comes in handy for me I must admit!)But I on the other hand need some help!
So the first craft I chose this fall is one I made as a child – Fall Placemats and Suncatchers. We went for a walk collecting leaves. The children loved this part and I explained to them that just as each leaf is different and beautiful in its own way, God has created them different and beautiful in their own way.Then I wrestled with the contact paper and won woohoo!!
And voila – instantly I was a fun mom!
Edith Shaeffer says in the Art of Homemaking “If you have been afraid that your love of beautiful flowers and the flickering flame of the candle is somehow less spiritual than living in starkness and ugliness, remember that He who created you to be creative gave you the things with which to make beauty and gave you the sensitivity to appreciate and respond to his creation. Creativity is his gift to you and the ‘raw materials’ to be put together in various ways are His gift to you as well.”