Tuesday, February 26, 2008

kid lit

You know what, my kids do drive me nuts.

There are plenty of days when I have lots of trouble forgiving myself for yelling at them all day (and is it really my fault? because, after all, the whining started the second we all woke up this morning, and never stopped, and I'm not a morning person and starting the day that way just dooms my mood. -- Well, yes, it is).

But I find that it doesn't help me to dwell and complain and focus on the negative. Thinking about the good things (even though sometimes it's really hard to come up with some) does make me feel better, and I prefer to do things that make me feel good (call me crazy).

One of the things I LOVE is when my daughter reads the books I loved as a kid. It feels so good to get absorbed in a book, and seeing her enjoyment warms my heart and soul.

So it was a delight this weekend when she made a puppet for her February book report:

Just in case you are wondering, she added a little feature inside the mouth of the puppet:

Pippi Longstocking! She's so cute! Great job, Big Girl!

Sorry if these are visually weird for you. I love the Magnetic Lasso tool in Photoshop, and I like having an excuse to use it!


Sarah O. said...

Your DAUGHTER made the puppet?! Holy moley, it looks way better than the puppets I made for my daughter's school projects!

Mrs. G. said...

I have a redheaded daughter that looks a lot like this puppet.

I love it!

TX Poppet said...

Love it!
Found your blog via the Hotfessional. Glad I did.

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

THAT is a great puppet!

And Pippi... I had forgotten all about her. Must go dig out those books...