I hope you' ve all started the year with the right foot having fun doing whatever you wanted with whomever you wanted.
On the 30th of December my son had an operation -horribly scheduled really- and even though it wasn't a huge deal, it was painful...and the recovery is even more painful. And for a 2yr old all of this pain all of a sudden is unexplainable. For us parents it has been a test of patience and strength really. Emotional and physical strength because this little one seems to be quite a strong kid. Putting on a diaper, changing bandages, bathing him, etc... it's a task for 2 adults and still takes us 3 times longer than before.
We -parents- feel very guilty. Even though we know he had to have the operation (circumcision for medical reasons), seeing your kid cry all the time, yell when he has to pee, the pain in his eyes... really awful. And one can not do a thing. Just hold him and kiss him.
The one thing that has changed in my life since I' m a mother, is the fact that there is now a whole new vulnerable dimension to our lives. I can deal with my own pain, but your kid in pain is something difficult to swallow.
Anyway, after a difficult first week, things are looking up. So, as soon as I can load pics, I will show you what' s been going on here... craft wise :) Not a whole lot but I am determined to make this year one of learning. Not so much focused on selling but more on learning new things, skills, techniques...meeting new people and ...just being all around happy. I succedded pretty well last year in that last account so I guess I'll keep doing what brought me that happinness: creating and speding time with my two men.