Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Homeschooling the Teen Years - Memory Making Moments

It's not too often I get to craft with my children, anymore.  As they've moved into their middle and high school years, they've embraced arts more than crafts, and have left my cutesy crafting style behind in our sentimental past.

So, when A(age 18) asked for help decorating the mortar boards (grad caps) for her junior college...

...and upcoming homeschool graduations... 10 o'clock at night, just as I was heading off to bed, I said yes.  And, I'm so glad I did.  The crafting wasn't difficult.  She'd already found a design she liked on Pinterest, sort of a private joke between her and her fellow thespians referring back to the role she played in an adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, last fall.

So it was just a matter of cutting out a couple of crowns from a sheet of peel-and-stick, glitter coated, fun foam, and arranging stick on letters (Medium Champagne Glitter Letter Stickers by Reflections from Michael's) around them.  We took our time, talking, laughing, arranging and rearranging into the night.  It felt like one of those magic, memory making moments when time stands still.

Of course by the next morning, I knew that it hadn't, but that was okay too.  A groggy morning was worth a night of crafting with my teen.  Those opportunities are rare, and not to be wasted.

It's great to be a homeschooler.

1 comment:

  1. Those are awesome! And you're right, totally worth a groggy morning.