Me and my Zeds attempted Christmas crafts more or less every day, starting on the 1st of December and ending on the 21st, last year and conquered Christmas. In the process, I discovered that there is time to do something between school and dinner at home and that I rather enjoy attempting crafts so I am still here blogging away.
Sometimes, when Z1 is watching television, she gets jiggly and fidgety. My first guess is usually that she needs to go to the toilet but, in fact, it is more frequently an urge to go and make or draw something that she has just had an idea for but can't quite pull herself away from the screen to get the materials for.
Glitter glue tortoise
Destroyed glitter glue tortoise
On Saturday, she turned to me in the middle of Gnomeo and Juliet (the weather had changed from early summer back to winter and I was damned if I was going back outside after having dragged the three of us off to ballet in the morning) and she asked told me to draw a tortoise with glitter glue. Just like that - no warning or preamble or context. I think I rose to the challenge. Sadly, she ruined it. The carefully executed tortoiseshell has been destroyed.
She then went on to draw this. Despite appearances, she assures me it is not a clown.