On the 31st, I was reading some Cabinet of Curiosities chats about the new year and someone said that they had a theory that as your New Year's Day goes, so does the year. She was planning a calm day of stitching. Right now all I can say is - GOSH I HOPE NOT!
I was up until 2am waiting for my newly adult child to get back home from fireworks drenched from rain and then woke up to a call from our credit card company about fraud very early in the morning. So I have dragged around all day on fumes. Then my computer wouldn't turn on and so couldn't get lessons out. And as soon as I came downstairs I found my younger child (supposedly fresh with sleep) dragging around pronouncing that he didn't want to do robots anymore (sure sign of some breakdown of the system that was causing frustration).
|A Fabulous Frustration Flop in progress after a full day of|
work and still the thing has two problems crop up for every
We have talked with many of our 'robot parents' over break as they had time to hang out while the work was going on. We all agree that at this point in the kid's lives learning how to deal with frustration and stress you can't really walk away from is the most important thing they are all getting out of this. They are learning that you have to stick to it. We call it getting over the hump. And over time, you start to believe that you can tackle and succeed at impossible tasks. It just takes patience and perserverence.
|This is really a heat gun to do shrink tubing. But on break|
they made snacks with it.
But they do. It's crazy.
And apparently so will be this year if we go by today.
Back to the giveaways tomorrow!