Summer Blues

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Its summer! Some are super excited, and others are mothers. Mother’s who work from home who now have to juggle being mommy and the employee. I didn’t really understand why my mom was more stressed during school breaks. Now I get it mom, loud and clear! Its all the food our children are consuming. The “Im bored” declaration before noon. I struggle with finding balance. There are only so many video games, books, and card games before you all start getting cabin fever! I know I need to work to provide, but my heart breaks looking up from my screen to catch my son’s big beautiful eyes waiting for his turn with me.

I am grateful our family has been united but I can’t help but still feel like a single parent sometimes. Most times. I think I am just feeling like a mom. A lot is expected of us. To cook and clean, stock the fridge, make the lunches, play doctor or referee. We make the budgets, plan the vacations, and everything else in between. This is why we get lost for hours at target…on purpose! I love Kris, but if he asks me one more time how much allergy medicine to give our son, when all he has to do is move his thumb on the bottle he is holding – I am going to lose it! Again, I love him, but come on!

With that said I am going to try my best to schedule out every moment, even some time to do nothing. At 8:15pm tonight I plan to lay on my bed, like a potato, and watch a teen sitcom for hours shamelessly judging all the poor choices the characters make until I pass out. Hey, whatever floats your boat. 13 Reason Why is where its at! I want to spend more time in prayer, grow my own vegetables, eat those vegetables, and play with my son. Like really play with him. Maybe even learn how to play his favorite video game. MAYBE!

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Money never stopped my mom from having a blast with her 4 kids, and it shouldn’t stop you either. Are you feeling the summer blues? How do you shake it off? What are your plans for the next 2 months? Let us all know in the comments below!

 

Jude the Potter

Getting down and dirty!
We got invited to Crazy Carl aka Carlsbad aka Carly’s Open Studio day. She taught (just like she does her students) to make a hollowed out pumpkin!
 He’s being a good listener, opening up his clay to match Miss Carly’s example.
 In this shot the light catches his face just right. Almost like God is reminding me how lucky I am to have him in my life. My bunny is so smart!
 Smacking out any imperfections.
 While waiting on his project to harden a bit, he made Mr.Gru from Despicable Me! He draws really well too! I think he got it from his mama 😉
 He’s now making impressions to finish his pumpkin. I will be posting a photo of the finish project when its glazed and fired! 

 Now for my favorite part! The wheel! I took Ceramics in High School and it was such a fun and artistic activity. Jude hates being dirty but he was into it! 
 Some of Carlys students who are at least 10 years older than Jude were impressed by his skills for a first timer. He owned the place!
 With Tia Carly’s help, he started to open up his cup!
 I was so proud of him! He behaved well, and took direction even better! I am so blessed to have so many opportunities to share these creative lessons with my son. Art is amazing and so is my little boy!
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