Wednesday, October 24, 2007

i've come to understand...

why many mamas get so into crafts, especially scrapbooking and/or card-making. So much of what we mothers do every day does not have quantifiable results. Or, even if it does, such as doing 8 loads of laundry, at the end of the day (provided you got the laundry folded and put away rather than stacked up on the furniture in the family room), you don't have anything to show for it. But if you are a scrapbooker, you can feel a sense of productivity at the end of a day in which you completed 8 pages. Those pages are a tangible, permanent reminder of the fact that YOU GET STUFF DONE, by golly, and aren't just sitting around eating bonbons. So, while I don't have any plans to take up scrapping or stamping, I think I have a teensy bit more understanding of the appeal. I do get similar validation from homeschooling Zion, though. I keep a diary of what we do each day, and it's nice to be able to add things to it and feel productive in this very important area!

No comments: