One of the biggest things we are working on in my house this summer is teaching the girlies how to solve problems and find solutions for obstacles they face. My oldest is a natural at this, but still she could use work on getting creative with finding ways to get along and tolerate her little sister (little sis is only 15 months younger, so shes really not that much littler). It's just a matter of reminding Niguel.
My younger daughter Kylah... this is where the "work" and "teaching" comes in. A quote I recently read sums it up perfectly...
" If it's important to you, you will find a way. If not you'll find an excuse"
Everything with Kylah comes down to IF she "wants" to do it. How do you teach someone that they "want" to find a solution to a problem? I'm looking for every opportunity to teach her how to solve problems. It's one of my biggest goals to send my girlies in to the world able to fix things and problems and find creative solutions in not so obvious ways.
It made me think about this particular paper i've been seeing... that I love... that I adore. It's just that I don't scrapbook much anymore and it just doesn't work for card making. Sounds like an excuse right?
Hahaha - not so quick. Time to get creative and find a solution. A circle punch and some papers for my JULY KIT
Attach it all along with some pretty embellishments and you have a perfect scallop border!
Now, if only my daughters biggest problem in life would be to find a way to make a scrapbook paper work for a card then my work would be done and I could eat milk and cookies in the afternoon! But there is work to be done my friends... next problem please, i'm on a roll!