We have the Playcentre Christmas party tomorrow. This is a big event on our calendar. We fundraise, and spend a significant amount of money on a few hours food and fun once a year. But , it is worth it. Everthing is ready bar turning up and cooking the barbie.
The weather forecast is bad, and it was bad last year too, and when santa turned up, all the kids were shoved in the block corner, so I am planning for that again. I decided to make it an inviting and christmassy corner, so I spent my session at Playcentre this morning knocking out the above santa mural, which turned out far better than I expected.
It is Playcentre philosophy that we don't draw, make, or do for the children, they learn through doing themselves, and it can also give them a poor self opinion if they feel they can not achieve the same results as an adult, which they cannot...but today that went out the window for me, and I wasn't doing it for them (as in "i can't do it") but, for them to enjoy looking at.
This took me about 2 hours to do.
NOW, big decision time, I can now 'upgrade' to beta. AARRGHH! I don't know what to do. HELP.
I want to, but I'm petrified of it all going horribly wrong. Words of encouragement, or otherwise are required...please.
The christmas stocking marathon is going well. I am meeting my target of one a day, but I have not done anything on the stitching class this week. I didn't get any flashes of inspiration for week 5, which is not a reflection at all on the lesson content, I just didn't get that immediate "I know what to do", and I am also thinking alot about the imminent end of term, and all the finishing up that need to be done, and xmas, which apart form the stocking, I am completely avoiding.