It has been a week.
A week of ups and downs.
Good behavior and bad behavior.
I (me, myself & I) need to practice several fruits of the Spirit.
Patience, Gentleness & Self Control.
I will just leave it at that.
On another note - if I am seeking a quick change of attitude in my strong willed soon to be four year old I simply reach into the craft shelf in the pantry.
These are two simple projects we did together this week.
This was a super quick peel and stick ballerina. It included purple and gold glitter paint that Gabrielle used to make "good night light shades" for baby D & Daddy. I used the gold glitter to add the hearts and her name to the top of the curtain.
I had every intention on investing in a nice advent calendar this year, but it didn't happen. So in order to divert Gabrielle from asking if it is Christmas today (everyday) we whipped up this little count down calendar yesterday.
AND ... it worked!
This morning she proudly said, "Mommy, it isn't Tuesday anymore. That means there are eight days until Christmas!"