Stand off or Showdown ?
The good mother - praising her creative daughter and letting her explore her creativity.
The home maker /cleaner - frustrated that her efforts of less than a month ago are totally non recognisable now.
Its no secret to anyone who has been visiting here for a while or that knows us that My Miss5 is a creative soul. She keeps the sticky tape and staple industries running. Her creativity is beyond her years and some of her creations are simply gold!
Now its not so much the creating that is the problem, its the resultant mess of the creative process and the discarded works in progress as one idea springs from another.
and most recently the decision to test if mediums are worthy of paper by testing on the desk top! Thank goodness most of them are washable
Its the artworks and creations creeping out onto the top of the draws.
the self created books such as 'Nature Books by Rachel' - subtitle this book is for people who don't know about nature. ( Words appear in random order as space on the page was available ) These self created books creeping out onto the bed and drawers
and we can't forget Under the bed. ( where else would a finger puppet mouse live? )
I can not store these things and I honestly say as much goes willingly into recycling sporadically by her as what is on her desk. I took all of these photos as I had started to sort the textas, pencils, crayons, stamps ... etc
So what do I do here? I can't live with this mess it drives me nuts! I can't stop her creating. I shouldn't have to keep cleaning it all up over and over ... I can't seem to encourage her to clean it up as she goes. Who wins supportive Mama or happy homemaker ... how can they find a middle ground even?