creativity, mindful parenting, mom blog, parenting, screen time, summer, Texas

But IS the livin’ really easy?

Summertime. And the livin’ is…repetitive. Even trips to Target aren’t nearly as thrilling as they were a month ago. Going outside at all can be rough here in the Houston area; last weekend the heat index was like 110 degrees. Suffice to say my battle against screen time isn’t going so well.

Today as I write I’m “playing school” with my 7 year-old. She is creating a test for me. I persuaded her to let me write on my computer instead of cutting out sentences and gluing them onto a piece of paper. She is a strict teacher, but allowed it anyway after I convinced her it was a GT project. (We’re all a little on the GT side in this house. #SorryNotSorry)

My other daughter is running on the treadmill. She wants to train to run 8 miles with my husband for a trip to Miami to run with a guy who has run on the beach every day since 1975. So. There’s that.

Despite our cabin fever, we have all been productive to a degree. Both girls took to a book that was sent to me that shows how to draw dangly, doodly words.

I crocheted a bag for myself and finished a blanket for one child (still working on a blanket for the other one).

So. I made this. #crochet #create #momlife #summer

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I finished this blanket last night. I am a #crochet MACHINE. #momlife #summer #create

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I even found some time to write. I had an article published on Parent.co that you can check out here if you are a Facebooker. (Here if you aren’t.)

Sure, the house is a mess, but at least we’ve been creative. I like to think that counts for something.