There’s a whole new Mom guilt going on lately….as if feeling inadequate when you see Moms who make our jobs look flawless isn’t bad enough. Especially bloggers, (us included!) give the impression that we’ve got it all figured out and make it look EASY because we only post the “good” stuff. You know, the “look how great this recipe turned out”, check out “how much FUN we had last weekend” and “do this cute craft with your kiddos”. Let me be the first to tell you that most of what we post on here are our highlights. Our goal is to keep things upbeat and positive but I think it can easily give the wrong impression that our lives are always fun and happy. (This makes me laugh out loud!) This is absolutely, definitely not the case!
One perfect example is Pinterest. I have so many Pinterest boards of things that look easy and fun to do around the house or with the kids but NO ONE tells you that you need a graphic design degree to figure some of this Pinterest stuff out! They need to have a scale on Pinterest from 1-10 (1 being “I am NOT artistic in the slightest” to 10 being “I am SUPER mom, oh and by the way I am also a graphic designer on the side”) to give those of us who can barely make it through some of these “great ideas” on Pinterest a head start.
I just love when I look at something on Pinterest and think “how hard can that really be?!” and then I spend days going from craft store to fabric store trying to find what some people have “just laying around” and then end up on Etsy spending a fortune because I just give up and the Pinterest Mom Guilt kicks in full force.
Sooo….let’s keep it easy and Pinterest free today with a fun Thanksgiving inspired craft. My only piece of advice is to use fresh leaves as opposed to dried out leaves because they are easier to glue. We still managed to use our dry leaves we collected last week but it took a little more help from Mom. I had some cut outs to use for the face, nose and legs but Luke really wanted to draw his own so of course the right thing to do is to let the kids do their own thing, after all it’s not about how “perfect” things look but letting the kids use their own creativity, right?
I love the idea of using the kids footprints because it’s a cute keepsake with the year so you can see how much they’ve grown over the years. Glue some leaves as the feathers and get as creative or simple with the eyes, nose and feet of the turkey as you want and enjoy your masterpiece! Happy Friday!