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If you ask me what my very favourite thing is I would not hesitate to say my family. I came into motherhood quite late on, and was immediately overwhelmed with how amazing it is. Now I would like nothing more than to be a Domestic Goddess, and surround my family in love, good food, beautiful things and lots of happy memories. And like the majority of families these days, we need to do it on a budget!

I firmly believe we all have a little bit of the Domestic Goddess inside us, just waiting to break out. Whether that is knowing how to make a roast chicken feed a family of 4 for a week, being able to make, repair or recycle clothes, hunting down a bargain, or simply turning everyday, simple things into pretty or useful items, with a little bit of imagination we can all dip in to the Goddess inside and make our lives that little bit more interesting.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy sharing my (challenging) journey into Domestic Goddessness!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

It's about kids

If you ask my daughter what she wants to do she will usually say *painting*. It seems that painting is her favourite activity at the moment. Not so long ago it was *sticking* so it will be interesting to see what she likes doing next.

With that in mind, the other day whilst in Poundstretcher (looking for a cheap cable for our lovely new telly) I came across one of those 'paint your own' kits, it was a boat money box. In true Lee fashion, my little girl likes to count her money (tho she tends to like to share it which we are trying to dissuade of course!) and the money pig she was given at birth is now looking a bit sad and tatty from the endless emptying. filling and carrying around. So yesterday morning we set about having a go.

Obviously she needed quite a bit of help (it was a 5+ item really) but she had great fun and she chose which colours she wanted where. Of course the paint did not stay just on the boat and before long she got a bit bored of painting the boat with mummy and instead decided to paint her hands, and my arm. So instead I was left painting the rest of it. Not easy when your child is painting stripes on your arm. And the brush that came with it wasn't so clever and made painting a bit tricky, but for a quid what do you expect?!

Not very neat but she seems happy enough with it and that's what counts.

We also started knitting together this week. I've been wondering when to get her started on knitting and crocheting as she seems very interested when I am doing it. She wants a scarf for her cuddly dog, so she chose some yarn from my stash (of course it would have to be the wool I had put aside for a throw for her room!) and picked a pair of plastic needles I have in my case. We managed 2 rows until she got bored and wanted to do something else. but it was a start!

No 'adult' crafting has been attempted this week so far, though I have a child and husband-free afternoon today and if I can stay away from the nesting then we might be in with a chance!

Til next time!


Anneke said...

Lovely story! It seems as she was having a lot of fun! What a cute little girl! Enjoy your free afternoon :)

Picto said...

Sounds like you both had a great time. It's great that she is so interested in everything, even though she's still of an age to get bored easily. Hope you had a great afternoon.

Jan x

fatmonica said...

She's loving it!A great result I'd say!