Here are some dollies I just finished up.
All lil sisters!
Not sure when I’ll get a chance to start listing them in the shop but I’m hoping for Friday at the latest *fingers crossed*
I have been a busy bee. Still house hunting while maintaining all of the children’s schedules. To add to my stress level, my husband has upped his business travels to almost weekly, which makes this mama a super. tired. mama. I try my best not to complain b/c it’s his job that allows me to stay home (and hunt for a new house!) but there are days where I do wonder if he’s missing out too much. And then I am reminded of the chaos that ensues when he does comes home. Pure excitement from the kids but pure exhaustion for me! haha!
The twins have their 1st piano recital mid-November so you can imagine my excitement and anxiety! I am thrilled that they got “asked” to participate; there was some concern that because they are beginners that they wouldn’t be able to retain the pieces but they passed their test so we are on to bigger things I have also STRONGLY encouraged them to participate in an art contest; afterall, I’m not paying for weekly art classes for nothing. I know…these kids can’t catch a break! I have even considered putting my son into an after school academy for math. But it’s the whole idea of what is too much for a 7-year-old that stops me from enrolling him. He’s a smart kid (and I’m not just saying that b/c he’s my kid) but he’s ALL boy. And what does that mean? Reminders to slow down, read everything to the very end before answering a question, it’s not a race, check your work twice. Things I don’t have to remind his twin sister. Yes, different temperaments but also things I’ve noticed with other boys while volunteering. I am constantly reminding myself that I need to foster a balance…that just b/c he brought home a terrible score on a test does not mean he will not get into college! ha! and my husband is right there reminding me that he is only 7.
If you’ve read up to this point, thanks for letting me vent. The joys and worries of raising children…and trying to do it right without any regrets…such a challenge.
Edited to add: The 4 lil sisters are in the shop now. More to come…