The kids had decided it was too hot to play outside. So where did I go? Directly outside into the blazing afternoon sun. It may have been hot but it was quiet.
We are nearing the end of summer. The kids have been sloth like and uninterested in much except picking at each other. (We may even start school a week early to help combat their boredom! Mwhahaha.) They have succeeded in making me feel like I could lose my mind.
So instead I will paint. When I get stressed I make. It could be fancy food, volumes of food, paintings that make me happy. One very cold streak last winter I freaked out and made American girl doll sleeping bags and several outfits even though dolls rarely get played with at my house. Those tiny garments brought some order to my brain. A project with a beginning and an end and a finished product that lasts for more than 20 minutes can do wonders for a girl. “Move over kids. Mama’s got a project.”