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Every once in a while, Piper Jane does something that makes me realize, “We’re leaving one era and entering a new one.” Like crawling. Or standing. Or talking. Or sleeping through the night (oh, right, that one isn’t happening consistently yet, but a girl can dream, right?). It’s like she visibly shows us the end of each stage- no more newborn, no more infant, done.
Sometimes I can see that in our life, too. We’re just rolling along, taking things one day at a time, minding our own business. And then I look at our life and realize an era has ended and a new one has begun.
When Jordi and I started the kojo blog, I was teaching third grade, pregnant with Burke, Adam was still working as a financial advisor, I had three fewer nieces and one fewer nephew (and Piper Jane wasn’t even a thought), mom and dad didn’t live in Denver yet, my little brother wasn’t married yet (and thus my lovely sister-in-law hadn’t joined our fam yet)… Wild.
Oh, and I didn’t have any concept of the wide world of ‘craft blogs’ or the sheer brilliance of finding tutorials in order to make things. I also didn’t even own a sewing machine. Hahahahaha! That’s funny to me.
When I had a little more flex in my schedule, I think the idea of making something (almost anything!) myself enthralled me. However, as that era of more time has gone and the one with two babies underfoot has begun, I find myself needing to re-evaluate what I can create.
Has that ever happened to you?
This is my rough-draft list of Things To Still Make:
-dresses for Piper Jane
-baby and bridal shower gifts
-birthday gifts for my family
And my list of Things That Didn’t Make the Cut:
-shirts for Burke (the kid wears polo shirts from babyGap almost every day… and I can find those on sale for $5. It isn’t worth my time to slave over something [and shirts take EFFORT for me and my meager sewing skills] when someone else is doing it better, cheaper)
-everyday clothes for Piper Jane (same thing… have you seen Target’s 75% off rack?)
-things that kill me time-wise
How about you? What things fit on your To Still Make and Didn’t Make the Cut lists?