A Different Sort of Relaxing & Entertaining!
Morning everyone! Sorry for my tardy posting.. these holidays aren’t half busy.. and I’ve still uniform to get hold of! Today’s card is a little less relaxing than the previous one but I thought I’d do more of a humorous one!
Last week we were breathing deeply with a substantially serene card. Today? not so much! I’ve made a ‘tongue-in-cheek’ relax card and it’s one that tons of you will relate to! The sort of card you’d send wishing someone a ‘great holiday’ or ‘big adventure’.
It’s that wonderful driving to your holiday feeling where you’re bumper to bumper with the car in front. It’s using this fun Lawn Fawn set ‘Happy Trails’
Cute huh! Despite us not being a camping family.. we have had some ‘camping’ disasters I can tell you (& it wasn’t all down to the camping 😉 )
I die-cut the ‘relax’ using Cole’s ABC’s & as they seemed to disappear into the Let’s Polka paper (Lawn Fawn) background, I added a line of green marker around each letter & liberally squirted a significant amount of Stickles onto the letters!
For any of you setting off soon, don’t forget the really annoying kids CD’s to be played full blast for the ‘delight’ of everyone else in the car.
Speaking of holidays and kids and entertaining.
I was thinking about my own childhood this week, as yet another kid said ‘what are we doing today?’
Now, my Mum will correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t remember having something to do every day that was amazingly exciting and fun. None of my friends did, and, at the risk of sounding older, I don’t think we did..we amused ourselves.
That’s not to say my Mum didn’t take us out for fun days or for treats. She did. We used to have this lovely coffee shop near where we lived in Nottingham and they sold ‘elephants feet’. They were a huge treat.
No, obviously not real elephants feet.
Choux pastry buns, slathered in chocolate and filled with cream.
They also had Coke in bottles with straws, and we loved going.
I am, to my kids, an entertainment organiser and I’m thinking of banning the phrase ‘what are we doing today?’!
I can’t do this ‘holiday club experience’. It would cost a fortune. One of mine told me recently,
‘Im bored, I have nothing to do’.
You’d think that I’d committed a parenting crime.
‘Good’, I replied.
They were somewhat shocked.
‘It’s important to be bored. To learn how to amuse yourself and go and find things to do. You have a ton of toys upstairs, please go and find something to do’.
They sloped off, and found a book that they’re enjoying quite a lot. We’ve also had a renaissance in Lego although my bruised feet are testament to the fact that their clearing away skills leave something to be desired.
Oh, and loom bands?
Wonderful absorbing hobby & I have quite a collection of bands and rings. However, I do not want to pick another one off the floor for quite some time!
Did you go out a lot on holidays or do you spend a lot doing tons of holiday day trips? I’d love to know!
Back tomorrow with a little metal action in preparation for school (arggh.. I’ve said it. The ‘s’ word!)