Thus you can imagine my delight when I received a package last month from my sister in law in Texas with an invitation to her baby shower, and a bunch of stickers and such to make not one but two scrapbook pages for her.
Included in the package was a brief letter telling me that I didn’t have to make both if I didn’t want to but that I should send them by January 11.
Did she really want me, me who can barely manage to download photos to her computer in a timely fashion, to create a scrapbook page and actually mail it to her in 1 month.
I sighed and figured I had a ton of time to figure out how to
I received the package in early December and its been lying on the table all month. Taunting me... making me feel awful for not giving it its due attention.
I’ve gone over to it a few times in the last few weeks and pulled out the contents of the envelope trying to envision how the finished project could look. In the end, though, I just became frustrated because dammit I just didn’t want to do it. Besides, there was tons of other things to be done that needed to take precedence over this
But, as the deadline is looming around the corner, last night I pulled out the contents once again hoping they’d magically make themselves decorative and pretty. As luck would have it, amidst all the stickers, foam frames and Ariel themed craft paper I saw an actual completed page
Now mind you, it’s a sheet of plain white paper covered with Princess stickers and glittery letters upside down and backward spelling out "words" like JRBKFFT,DZOT and my daughter J’s name but that’s something right ?
You think if I send it back to my sister-in-law she’ll know the difference?
What if I include a little letter that says “Isn’t this cute? J wanted to make the pages for her new baby cousin”
I mean it’s not like she’d call me back and say “Are you kidding me? You let your 4 year old get in to the package and couldn’t even be bothered to complete a page yourself. It looks like total shit”
Uh, at least I hope not anyway.