It was another long day yesterday :) Got the kids off to school (no headache, thank goodness!), spent the morning designing my 3 new WordArt packs, lunch with my mom and her friend, Luell, at Taco Bell, playing with Jimmy, kids off the bus at 3:45 pm, homework, football practice, Boy Scouts, more homework, bedtime, and meltdowns. Meltdowns, you ask? My poor big boys had rough days.
My 8 year old was in tears doing homework last night, at the table doing homework. He was supposed to think of times in the past that were fun. Well, he burst into tears and said that all of the fun times were with his Dad, and that he didn't realize how much he was going to miss him when he went away. Poor Tom. I just let him talk about it, and get his tears out.
Then, Jacob was really upset about his lack of free time. He came home, did homework, went to practice, went to scouts, did more homework, then was off to bed. He got sad, then angry, then sad again when he realized that it was past bedtime. He had a TON more free time last year in homeschool, and that's not the case this year with public school. More tears, more listening. He misses his Dad, too.
'm getting much better at just listening, and being empathetic with my kids. They don't need me to offer suggestions, or tell them not to feel that way, or judge them in any way. They just need to talk about what's bugging them, and to know that it's OK to feel that way, and that it's OK to cry and be sad. Usually, after the cry, they feel much better. Hopefully they both feel better tomorrow. Poor kids!
OK, on to something more fun and uplifting!!! It's time for new WordArts!!! There a little different than my normal WordArts, but aren't they FUN!!! The spirals are so cool, and the clusters - those were a lot of fun to make. I hope you guys like them! I'm excited to see your layouts with my "Season Cluster WordArt". I have one in mind for the "fall" WordArt, with my oldest and his football uniform. I can see it now!
Allright, girls! Remember, on Tuesday, when I said that I had MORE fun WordArts for you from Teri Hanson and Jean Daugherty of Digizinesdzines.com! This kit, Grandma's Quilt, was made by Jean, and is WONDERFUL!! I made 2 WordArts, one for Jean, and one for me. I think Jean is going to make a QP for you guy, which you can find on their blog, HERE.
Here's the one I made for you guys! I just LOVED it! Those red flowers are wonderful :) Hope you guys enjoy! Click HERE to get the PNG file :) And, as always, leave some love if you like my work.