There are two things that people always seem to think of me that are untrue. Well, I'm sure there are more things, but these are two that I know of ;).
1) 'How smart that you have a webshop and work from home, you must be able to do so much work while your kids play around you and during naps.'
2) 'Oh, your kids must be so lucky, having such a creative mom. I bet you are doing such fun and creative crafts together all the time.'
Untrue again, I'm afraid. I'm not going to deny that there's a certain creative side to me, but I could only wish that I were the kind of mom who creates the funniest masks out of some scraps of paper and yarn, the niftiest robots out of some old tins or the most versatile playhouses out of some big cardboard boxes. I love seeing that kind of creativity, but I guess I'm not very good at it. Something with a lack of handy skills and an even bigger lack of spatial ability I suppose.
So we usually do some very average crafting here. Lots of drawing on the chalkboard wall, some cutting and pasting, playing with clay and paint, baking cookies...
There's still a lot for me to learn when crafting with Rosa. I tend to be way too result-driven: like when we bake cookies I expect Rosa to make cookies instead of eating all the dough ;). And when we paint, I often worry more about the paint that's ending up all over the place than that I enjoy that enthusiastic happy face with paint all over it. I wish I could always be the mom that enjoys all the mud and the sand and the stains that come with kids having lots of fun, but apparently I haven't reached that point yet... Yeah, lots of things to learn as a mom!
Lately Rosa has been showing an increasing interest in drawing, painting and other creative stuff, so that's plenty of learning opportunities for me to become that laid back crafty mom... I'm already studying fiercely on the idea of creating a full-scale Eiffel tower out of toilet paper rolls ;).