Happy Monday Everyone! It’s a Pinterest celebration this week here on Southern BelleView! We’ve brought our favorite pins to the porch to share, to enjoy, to talk about. It wasn’t hard for me to decide which of my Pinterest boards to visit for a subject. Even though our toy boxes are gathering dust and the mini tractors around here have gone silent, I love looking at kid-fun projects that I coulda-woulda-shoulda done… if only I’d been a Pinterest Mom!
The Pinterest Mom’s Lament
by Lisa Wingate
I’m certain I’ve been deprived, not having arrived,
at motherhood in the days Pinterest,
Back when my hoard, complained “We’re bored!”,
It was hard to find things of interest.
Now, look at it all, available on a wall!
Kid projects, kid fun, kid cooking!
Just a click or two, there’s so much to do,
For any mom who’s looking.
Why didn’t I, think of pop bottles to fly?
Doesn’t this look like fun?
Or roads indoors, why not cover the floors?
When days are more rain than sun?
Want them to read? Let these take the lead.
Their very own bookworms, what a winner!
Now here’s a good start, for those who love art.
Why throw out the box, after dinner?
And remember pipe cleaners, was there anything neater?
Why wasn’t I this wise?
And now suddenly I’m itchin’ to go raid the kitchen,
And make bubbles in Super Giant Size!
I imagine the noise, of bubbles and boys,
But, alas, this pin looks true:
The ruckus is gone. The babies have moved on.
So what’s a mom to do?
It happens, I know. You blink and they grow.
You’re left remembering when.
Toys, we’ve got. But boys we have not.
These boys have grown into men.
Just in case you still have little boys (or girls) around, here’s the link to a “Boys and Critters” page with many fun, fascinating kid-friendly pins… which (unfortunately) has links to many more pages with many more kid-friendly pins… which will lead you to more pages, and more links…
Which, if you’re not careful, will keep you busy looking at ideas until after the kids are grown.
Don’t forget to actually do the things and enjoy ;o)
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