Craftivity Corner

Creative crafts, book suggestions, and tips to make time for learning in your busy day.



the_tars's picture the_tars

I finished shopping for the kids, minus stockings, last night. I have a student account on Amazon and did much of my shopping there, free 2 day shipping with Prime and no tax!

I still have everyone else on my list to shop for, but I'm hoping to do much of it online, too.

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Your parents sound wonderful, it really comes through in your writing.

I see it over and seems like if parents are stressed, kids are stressed. If kids are stressed, parents are stressed. Like this rope we all keep each other on. You are exactly spot on with your plans to head off challenges as much as possible before they pop up. I guess for us it ends up being a pretty low key season. We don't do a ton of holiday parties and all enjoy the school break, so it ends up being a pretty special season. Says the mom whose to do list gets longer by the day, whose house is a complete mess, and who seems happy to pretend it's still August and wonder what is all of this Christmas talk?!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

What IS all this Christmas talk?!

I think part of the holidays is just not being ready when you think you should be--I ned to accept that that's just part of the season...

mouse's picture mouse

Thanks for the link to the Bag of Tricks. I needed to reread it!

E. is experiencing more anxiety this year than in recent years, and it's been harder to manage. So much going on and making the excitement build and build.

Dealing with potential food issues too. The parents organizing his class' holiday party are aiming for healthier fare--veggies and then fruit bowls with whipped cream. He won't eat any of it, and I worry that being faced with that on the next-to-last day before break will lead to a major meltdown. Sigh.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I know what you mean, Mouse. L. has never--his entire elementary school experience--been able to partake in any food-related classroom activities/events. It used to make me pretty sad, but I had to let it go.