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AutymsMommy
Any other "creativity deprived" moms out there? Lol.
November 30, 2013 at 4:48 PM

I always feel so lame compared to many homeschooling moms - especially this time of year. I'm a read aloud doing, board game playing, rather buy it than make it, kind of mom.

My middle son takes after me in this regard - if I try to do a craft, he would rather supervise and then play with the end result (that I end up making, lol). My eldest, however, is very creative (perhaps why homeschooling didn't work out well for her).

I'm also not a "play outdoors" type. I do it because I have to and it's good for the kids, but I can't wait to come in after 10 or 15 minutes.

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  • bluerooffarm
    November 30, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    I hate playing outside in the cold.  Summer, sure, bring it on.  But once the weather turns cold you have to pry me out of the house!


  • AutymsMommy
    November 30, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    I hate the summer too, though. I love the fall! From afar... I just do not like the outdoors. My mother used to force me outside - I would smuggle a book and find a tree (or a shed) to read by.


    Quoting bluerooffarm:

    I hate playing outside in the cold.  Summer, sure, bring it on.  But once the weather turns cold you have to pry me out of the house!




  • PurpleCupcake
    November 30, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    You're not alone! I tend to get pretty creative because of necessity. I refuse to buy expensive curriculum, so I buy used and cheap or I make my own. 

    Being creative helps me keep things cheap.

    I also hate playing outside. My hubby loves it though. 

  • TidewaterClan
    November 30, 2013 at 7:18 PM
    You're one of the unlamest moms on here Aimee. :). I always enjoy reading your replies because they're full of solid advice & we can tell how much you love your children through your words.

    I'm sure you're a lot more creative than you realize too. We include crafts but not every day.

    We do go outside every chance we get. Lol about sneaking books to read in the warm breezes & sunshine. :)
  • AutymsMommy
    November 30, 2013 at 7:26 PM


    No... I'm pretty lame. I'm always surprised that my children don't want to be lame with me. I do everything I can to avoid hearing "can we go to the park mom?!" or "can we fingerpaint mom?!". I mean - I do those things if forced, but not before offering bribes to read, play a board game, or stay home first... lol.

    All the ladies in my Catholic FB group are posting about awesome Advent projects and I'm just like...yeah... *crickets chirping*... I'm going to buy a pre-made wreath to light... because we DO love shopping... and I'll just buy a pre-made Advent calendar (with chocolate!)... and I have nothing to contribute to the conversation, lol!

    Quoting TidewaterClan:

    You're one of the unlamest moms on here Aimee. :). I always enjoy reading your replies because they're full of solid advice & we can tell how much you love your children through your words.

    I'm sure you're a lot more creative than you realize too. We include crafts but not every day.

    We do go outside every chance we get. Lol about sneaking books to read in the warm breezes & sunshine. :)



  • TidewaterClan
    November 30, 2013 at 8:06 PM
    Well, I think you always have great unlame advice.

    Lol, we already have our chocolate advent calendars & a Lego one too. I've been planning on making an advent wreath for the past three years, but since that hasn't happened yet we'll be buying one this year too (with the purple & pink candles to boot).


    Quoting AutymsMommy:


    No... I'm pretty lame. I'm always surprised that my children don't want to be lame with me. I do everything I can to avoid hearing "can we go to the park mom?!" or "can we fingerpaint mom?!". I mean - I do those things if forced, but not before offering bribes to read, play a board game, or stay home first... lol.

    All the ladies in my Catholic FB group are posting about awesome Advent projects and I'm just like...yeah... *crickets chirping*... I'm going to buy a pre-made wreath to light... because we DO love shopping... and I'll just buy a pre-made Advent calendar (with chocolate!)... and I have nothing to contribute to the conversation, lol!


    Quoting TidewaterClan:

    You're one of the unlamest moms on here Aimee. :). I always enjoy reading your replies because they're full of solid advice & we can tell how much you love your children through your words.



    I'm sure you're a lot more creative than you realize too. We include crafts but not every day.



    We do go outside every chance we get. Lol about sneaking books to read in the warm breezes & sunshine. :)




  • jen2150
    by jen2150
    December 1, 2013 at 9:14 AM
    I am a very creative mom. Probably one reason I love running my own co-op. I am currently working on a creative math class and I am having so much fun. I love sharing my creative side with others. One of the things I love about homeschooling is getting together and sharing ideas. We all have our specific talents. Some days my sons and I get lost in our creativity. Once we get going creating on a project our whole day is shot.
  • annabelle125
    December 1, 2013 at 12:22 PM
    I could have written your post! I am an uncrafty, indoor, bookish momma too!
    Unfortunately, both my kids are crafty. Especially my DD. I am lucky though, my sister is very crafty.
  • Jinx-Troublex3
    December 1, 2013 at 12:28 PM
    I will admit it..I am crazy creative. Love coming up with ideas and projects!

    Then I chicken out and I am too lazy and dont want to bother! Too messy,.too involved...all equates to the fact that I would rather sit and read.
  • kirbymom
    December 1, 2013 at 3:41 PM
    Oh poppycock! Those women are full of pomp and show. You are just a down to earth woman who speaks her mind. A much better type of personality because you are who and what you are. Certainly, much easier to feel at home with.


    Quoting AutymsMommy:

    No... I'm pretty lame. I'm always surprised that my children don't want to be lame with me. I do everything I can to avoid hearing "can we go to the park mom?!" or "can we fingerpaint mom?!". I mean - I do those things if forced, but not before offering bribes to read, play a board game, or stay home first... lol.

    All the ladies in my Catholic FB group are posting about awesome Advent projects and I'm just like...yeah... *crickets chirping*... I'm going to buy a pre-made wreath to light... because we DO love shopping... and I'll just buy a pre-made Advent calendar (with chocolate!)... and I have nothing to contribute to the conversation, lol!


    Quoting TidewaterClan:You're one of the unlamest moms on here Aimee. :). I always enjoy reading your replies because they're full of solid advice & we can tell how much you love your children through your words.

    I'm sure you're a lot more creative than you realize too. We include crafts but not every day.

    We do go outside every chance we get. Lol about sneaking books to read in the warm breezes & sunshine. :)



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