Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The Joys of Parenthood

One from the heart today....

I'm usually a very bubbly and upbeat person.
But recently I let them get the better of me.

I had a week of Hollie and her raging pmt. Evil is the one word I would use to describe her at this time.
And then the week we went away Louis drove me bananas. Just completely hyper whilst we were away. Constantly on the go and non stop silliness, chatter, having to be asked to do something several times before having to raise our voices for him to actually do what he was asked to do. It was hard going.
This was when I sat down and created this LO.
They say it's good for the soul to get it down on paper, don't they?!

The 'Sprout' Cocoa Daisy kit was great for this LO. The blues and greens, I love the etsy badges that come in the main kit. It's nice to have something a bit different. The butterflies in the kit went really well too. Especially when you have that feeling like you just need to get away : )
Yes, this LO was definitely a form of therapy.

Thankfully all is good again.
We had a good start to the new school term yesterday.
Happy kids. Louis vacuumed before school, Hollie helped make a pie with me for dinner after school. We all sat down after dinner and watched something on TV that we had recorded.

I think sometimes the downs are good for you though.
They make you appreciate the good times even more so.



Anne said...

This is usch a beautiful lay out, for many reasons. First of, I like it aesthetically ( gee that was hard to spell !! ) but I also like the picture of you and most of all your writing. The problem with scrapbooking sometimes is that we only record the good times and you are very good, you always write how you feel, and that is really brave. I think we probably all feel that way at some points but as you say, then when things go well, we appreciate them even more.
Still working on beeing free for the journalling course, finding it a little tricky to make people understand that I too need some time for me !!!

Kim said...

Oh I hear you......thanks for being so honest Lisa!

rach said...

That's a lovely layout. I love how you've just put everything you're feeling on a page, reminds me that I need to do that more often!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I totally get you Lisa... and so happy you got it out on paper!! I loveeeeeee your lo!! Gorgeous photo of you and loving all the butterflies!

Diana Fisher said...

This is a great idea for a layout and a lovely picture of you. I feel ya. Nate has more of these moments lately and less of the good ones, it seems.

Fay aka Beautifullily said...

I'm so with you on this, and as others have said it is good to scrap the good, the bad and the ugly, you do it so well. Glad to hear things are better now xxx

Hollie looks so like you in that photo!

NickyNoo said...

Powerful journaling Lis, I can imagine it was very therapeutic writing it all down! Such a lovely page, one of those layouts where you see something new every time you look xx

Lynnda Hosni said...

This layout is so beautiful Lisa, I love looking at your photo too...I am totally with you... and we are lucky enough that..we can get it all out on our projects!!! Take a deep breath...and keeps the smile... hugs..xoxo

Laura said...

I'm not a Mum so I can't say that I get you on that, but crafting as therapy I definately get. Getting lost in a layout for an hour can completely change you mood and release all the tension you have. Everyone should craft!!