It started with this:
A blank poster board with a note from Donovan’s “teachers” asking us to fill it up with pictures and memories for Donovan.
A simple request, no? But not to me! I see this and think “OMG! A take home art project for Donovan’s “school”! It’s just like you see on TV! It’s the kind of thing teachers give REAL moms to do! This is AWESOME!!! I will decorate the SHIT out of this poster board!!” And so it began.
My only regret is that I didn’t find a way to incorporate the glittery puff-paint.
And there’s the end result. A glittery, bejejeweled
monstrosity masterpiece for a 1 1/2 yr old who is most definitely too young to ever remember this project. A child who only recently stopped treating the cat box as his own personal cookie jar. A child who occasionally (for some unknown reason) refers to me as Mike.
Being a relatively-new mom, I feel like I’m still figuring out what kind of mom I am. It looks like the early read is “bat-shit crazy”. I hope I can reign it in before I’m asked to help with REAL school projects.