As a blogger, sometimes I forget that most people, especially grandparents, don’t care if their gift is pinworthy. For them, the effort and authenticity is way more important than how photogenic their gift is. And that’s the way it should be!
Sophie wanted to make something for Nana for Mother’s Day, and since my mom is a teacher, I thought a tote bag would be perfect. I had planned on helping her create this cool Batik butterfly so that I could also blog about it. Win, win, right? But at the last minute, I changed my mind. This was Sophie’s gift to Nana, not mine. It needed to be about what she wanted to create, not about what I wanted to blog.
So I bought a plain bag and fabric markers, stood back, and let her go to town. And you know what? It’s probably going to be my mom’s favorite gift!
None! Let your kids go wild. The more creative freedom you give them, the better.
I just love how it turned out, don’t you?