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Confession: I don’t do crafts with my kids

2 May 2012 3,578 views 11 Comments

A few weeks ago, I was sitting around a table at MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) where we had just heard a presentation about activities we can do with our children.

As we went around the table sharing ideas, our discussion group leader turned to me and said, “I’m anxious to hear what you do with your kids, Kelleigh!”

I had to confess, “Um. I don’t do crafts with my kids.”

I know that came as a HUGE shocker to the ladies around the table, especially since I have a crafty job and I have a room full of crafty supplies and because I’m a former teacher.  But, seriously, I don’t lie awake in bed dreaming about the next educational art opportunity I can present to my children.

The reality is, my kids are massively imaginative and LOVE to cut and glue and draw and color and write books, despite my lack of prompting.  They just do it.  I can’t take any credit for it. I’m no super mom!

A part of me was a little embarrassed by my lack of motivation to provide stimulating, educational art activities, but then the other part of me said, “Be realistic, Kelleigh. It just isn’t gonna happen.”

And I’m okay with that.  My kids are turning out just fine.

Do you do crafts with your kids?  Tell me I’m not alone here!

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