So what do you do when the temperature hits triple digits, the kids hit triple decibels, and one more game of Cadoo will put you in the nuthouse?
You head to your local, air conditioned scrapbook store with a box of purged supplies and indoctrinate the next generation of scrapbookers, that’s what!
Just remember not to delude yourself into thinking that YOU will get any scrapbooking done. You will be too busy being asked to “Cut this”, “Make that stick”, and “Look what I made!” You will, however, be able to read that scrapbooking magazine that has been sitting on your coffee table for weeks, and you can tweet, text, and and email from your phone to your heart’s content. Best of all, you will get the satisfaction of hearing adorable youngsters use vocabulary like "journaling" and "embellishment". You might even have your 9 year old son decide to save a little paper American flag from his deli sandwich a few days later, because it would look great on a page with the photo from his patriotic class play. <insert fist pump here>
Ssshhh…don’t tell the kids (my youngest two, plus a stray niece who joined us for the day) that it was a ploy to stay cool and keep Mommy off the Xanax while ensuring the hobby of scrapbooking enjoys a long and prosperous future. Because right now, they just think I’m a super fun mom/auntie, and they can't wait to do it again!