Wednesday, 27 May 2009

The gorgeous garrulous gremlin

I have a three year old chatterbox of a daughter. Don't know where she gets the prolific verbose persona...

But I am finding that if you live as a stay at home mum with a verbose 3 year old, then not much crafting of your own gets done. Especially when I, thinking that I'm an oh-so-clever-mummy by introducing my daughter to brain stretching educational computer games, have to now fight my 3 year old daughter for time on my own computer.

I was inspired by this recipient of the Golden Sick Mummy Award this week and thought, if she can craft and work with a three year old around, of course I can too!

Not so.

How the billy-o do I get crafty things done for my business or perhaps, heaven forbid, for myself, with a 3 year old in my creative space?????

Yes, venting just a tad here. And if another person looks at me with that knowing eye when I suggest to them that I will be able to work and create more next year when my daughter attends kindy, then I think I will curl up into a ball in the corner and rock.

Only one thing helps me when I keep being blocked in the creative process by a albeit very gorgeous garrulous gremlin.

Finding a big pile of 1950's children's story books at the op shop for $3.


6 comments:

CurlyPops said...

I'm always amazed at all you mums who manage to have time to make anything at all, let alone run a business!

Cass said...

Great books. I know what you mean about computer time. What until she's a bit older. My eldest is 6 and I never get on the computer. I now trying to stop the 2.5 year old getting on as I'll have no hope then

Nicky said...

Where do you find all these great op shop finds - I found Nintendo freed up the computer and I cant get close to the television any more so I get more sewing done! With one at school and one at Kindy I still couldnt hope to create things for other people but who knows they will probably move out one day (and I will weep and weep).

Annie said...

I feel your pain and understand.

redted said...

Oops, sorry......I think the educational computer games could be my fault!! You will just have to succumb to the fact that you will never have your own computer again and end up with one each like in my household. Rediculous!!

rousabout studio said...

Yes payhouse disney and Nick Jr websites are a hit at my house too... I find playdough the best timekiller for my 3yo, although apparently it is still my job to clean up after...I find housework the biggest obstacle..5 lots of washing and ironing...neverending... :(