But first, a confession. I like . . . crafts. I'm not great at crafting because of the ADD. Picture this: my "art" table, strewn with half-finished projects from three years ago that I would've hung in my toddler's room. Said toddler is now 6 and has moved on from liking Thomas the Tank Engine through Cars 2 (thank the mighty George Lucas) straight through The Avengers and into Star Wars. My project is moot. So, I get distracted. I also get frustrated. I can overwork a craft so much I have to throw the whole damn thing away. Still there is something about getting paint all over my hands that is gratifying.
I am a snark monster who loves construction paper hearts, fancy bunting banners, and fonts that look like a middle schooler wrote them, complete with smilely-face dots for the i.
It's a weird dichotomy, I'll admit. Weirder: I troll craft blogs to find free downloads or purchase digital scrapbook paper, where I always, ALWAYS find a nice bible quote. (See, there goes half my readers. Bye-bye. It was nice while it lasted.) So here's my question: What does the bible have to do with putting a shabby chic digital frame around my kids' picture? I'm not dissing religion or anyone's love of Proverbs, I'm just not making the connection. One blogger's profile described her as a mom of two squirrley children, a self-taught scrapbook artist, and a fan of Jesus Christ. Okay, I may have made some of that up, but it was pretty close to that.
Amy Sedaris has right the idea: