Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Some projects have bigger pay-offs than others

I don't think I'm a natural fit for the stay-at-home-mom role. I always feel like I should be doing more... and so I recover chairs, start an Etsy shop, tackle home improvements... and on and on. Sometimes though, it helps to stop.
So today, I didn't tackle an ugly chair (trust me I have several needing help). Today, I decided I'd tackle a project Jack would appreciate.

I made a track or ramp for Jack's Hotwheels cars using cardboard and duct tape.

The project evolved throughout the day. We added pieces, tried it in different locations, tried different types of cars and generally had a great time.

I know there will be other projects to tackle and laundry to be done, but today reminded me to keep my eye on a certain little guy who has never heard of Martha Stewart. I like her, but let's face it, she needs to loosen up. And so do I.


amanda said...

this post.

what a treasure-filled day for the both of you!

amanda said...

wilson wanted to know how you made it... he then said, "I wonder if it worked."

I think he officially thinks you are cooler than me ;) at least for today!!!!

Yaya said...

Love this kiddo...good job and I even saw it up close!

Jennifer said...

Now that sounds like the *best* way to spend a day!! :)