Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Create your own Path

As a parent,  I feel it is my sworn duty to guide my kids in everything that they do.  I think I sometimes do overdo it with my nagging and scoldings but I guess thats because of all my fears.  Fear that my kids go astray,  fear that I did not bring them up well,  fear that they make mistakes which they will scar them for the rest of their lives.  However,  looking back,  I realise that I made a lot of mistakes when I was young and I learnt from them.  I am far from perfect and yet still I make mistakes everyday.  I guess I need to lessen on the nagging and let them create their own paths.

I have decided to garner my "nagging strength" and translate it into my scrapping strength.  Still playing with my Echo Park Playground papers,  I have decided to play with another canvas.  Yippee... I am running out of canvases this size - isn't destashing grand?

Another simple layout - trying to use up all my die-cut stickers.  I have also played with my texture paste,  glass bead gel,  acrylic inks and Claudine Helmuth acrylic paints. I have also managed to locate unearth this very nice rub-on quote.  It goes like this:

Listen to the Mustn'ts,  Child
Listen to the Don'ts.

Listen to the Shouldn'ts,
The Impossible,
The Won'ts.

Listen to the Never Haves,
Then Listen
Close to Me....

Anything Can 
Happen, Child.


Isn't this one of the most beautiful poems ever?  It just sums up what I have to say,  all I have to say to my kids.

Cute photo of Sean crawling through the tunnel at Gymboree.  This is proof that he was not always skinny - he had some meat on him when he was a baby.  :)

I will leave you to ponder with that beautiful poem.  It's 9.30p.m. here in Malaysia. I would like to snuggle in for some reading and t.v. before I go to bed.  I have a serious day ahead tomorrow and I really want to b prepared for it.  See you after I finish my next project.

1 comment:

  1. my oh my mich.. this layout is so fun.. love the colors.. and the artsy-ness of this one.. :))