Christmas Chandelier Card & Advice!
Morning. Hope you’re having a good morning. The weather is simply stunning, the heat’s amazing and the gentle breeze is so refreshing- umm.. Oops, forgot I was in the UK then! It has been hailing here!! Hailing so heavily that my friend’s little boy was crying because the hail stones hurt him!
Onto the card..Hero Arts’ September Challenge is taking stamps and changing them up for a different season or look. I’ve kind of changed mine- maybe not quite enough. I’ve used a fleur de lis type stamp to be ‘mistletoe’ and changed snowflakes into baubles ( ok, same season, but have changed them all the same!) I’ve added little bauble ‘tops’ and drawn in the strings with gold pen. That’s the kind of chandelier I’d like in my home.
Well it’s the beginning of term, the kiddos are settling down. It’s hard to see others with different settling-in issues. There’s a whole lotta advice flying around. Some helpful, some not. You’d think that inciting a ‘call to arms’ over problems your kids were having just isn’t going to ingratiate you towards your teachers and school and probably isn’t the greatest example to your kids of how to deal with conflict! Softly softly initially I reckons is the best way to go- or at least treating staff with respect whilst you work through the problems with them.
I did read someone dishing out some completely stellar advice this week. Advice that I’m dying to give a go. It was a post from the Brave Girls Club about magic words that have made a difference. Imagine this – your kid/sister/husband can’t find something – I guess you’re all inwardly sighing at this point- remembering the squillionth time you’ve been asked where their homework book/razor/false teeth (maybe not) etc etc is!!
It’s soo usual to give them an idea- they reply that they’ve already looked here and the conversation tends to freefall from that point! This superb woman said she asks them ‘where have you looked?’ and it then makes their brain work in surprising ways. It makes them actually think where they’ve looked and she reckons they actually process the problem themselves and go and look elsewhere, normally finding it in the end. Oh, I cannot wait to try this one out…the problem is, everyone suddenly seems to know exactly where they’ve placed their items! I’m sure it won’t be long, and until then, I’m waiting with a little bit of internal glee and excitement.
Better go, I’ve my littliest to deliver to school – ( sob sob!!) xx