I feel a little bad blogging this because I know that not everyone has kids or is in this stage with them. This blog that I follow (Sew Liberated) had the nicest post today, however, and I thought it would be good to share. Sometimes it feels that I put everything on hold for the 16-month old in my life. Cooking can be a chore (tuning out some crying), and forget about sewing unless he is asleep. Now sometimes I don’t really mind, but when I saw this blog I realized that there are ways to include Grant that I haven’t explored.
My lack of engaging him at times is honestly just selfishness on my part…or laziness? I need to make more effort in this area. Even if you don’t have kids, I am sure you can relate to some part of your life where a little more effort might be a good idea. “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Col 3:17
I don’t know if I have the money to invest in some of the things this family uses, but my husband thinks he may be able to build the learning tower. I really want to make that fabric book holder too…that might be my next project! I am constantly reminded of my consumerist attitude…and realizing that it has many flaws. The quantity of toys for a kid is a lot less important then their intentionality and placement in the places that we both enjoy being the most.